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Barcelona players argue after the loss against Real for reinforcements

Barcelona players argue after the loss against Real for reinforcements

Several players of FC Barcelona, left Sunday after the painful thuisnederlaag against archrival Real Madrid in the battle for the Spanish Super Cup (1-3) know that the Catalan team is in need of reinforcements.

Thanks to a hit from substitute Cristiano Ronaldo, who was later also a red card was given, put Real in Camp Nou is a big step in the direction of profit of the first prize of the season. The return is Wednesday.

“Of course, we can be better, but the team needs reinforcements”, was Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets clearly. “That’s not just because of this result. We have just fresh blood is needed.”

The 29-year-old Catalan will find, nevertheless, that there is no reason for panic. “We were not as bad as the result suggests. We had a lot of possession and created plenty of chances, but had trouble getting Lionel Messi to operate.”

“Real Madrid has at such moments a deadly team. Moreover, they have more hours of training, even that shouldn’t be an excuse.”

Real beats Barcelona, Lazio win Supercoppa

Ronaldo scores as a substitute and celebrating by taking off his shirt.
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Ronaldo will have recourse to the referee after his red card.
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Messi is grieving after the 1-3 thuisnederlaag against archrival Real.
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Asensio, a player with Dutch roots, scored the 1-3 for Real Madrid.
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Players of Lazio celebrate winning the Supercoppa after a 3-2 victory at Juventus.
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Iniesta

Captain Andres Iniesta was somewhat less pronounced than team-mate pep guardiola, but left between the lines, however, show that he also hopes the purchases from Barcelona.

“Every season, there are things that need to be improved. The club will do its best on the transfer list to see who of us can strengthen,” said the 33-year-old midfielder. “We need to Wednesday in the return against Real as well as possible for the day with a wide range of selection.”

Trainer Ernesto Valverde had to know that there are changes that may be expected at the Spanish club. “We’d just like everyone to have the best team. There will definitely be changes to come,” he said.

“We have now lost, and especially against the Real, that is not nice, but we must look to the future. There is still work to be done.”

Barcelona put so far defender Nelson Semedo (Benfica) and striker Gerard Deulofeu (Everton). There is also the much-debated departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain versus.

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