Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has blamed himself and his teammates for their Champions League defeat to Juventus on Tuesday night.
Griezmann said Barca players lacked attitude, and desire to defend against Juventus. As a brace from Ronaldo and a goal from Weston McKennie ensured the Italian side defeated Barcelona at Camp Nou.
“We didn’t turn up,” Griezmann said as quoted by ESPN after the game. “They turned us over in the first half. We were lacking in every department: attitude, desire to run, to defend … everything was bad.
“Who’s to blame if not those of us who are out there playing? We know how to run, how to work hard, and that’s what we must do to move forward.
“I don’t want to look for excuses. We have to leave that to one side and work hard. There’s nothing else for it.”
Meanwhile, Griezmann was keen to stress that the emphasis now has to be placed on the next La Liga game, with Barcelona facing Levante on Sunday.
“We have a game on Sunday and we have to win it because otherwise it will complicate things for us even more. Today was ugly, for the people and for the fans.
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“Today is a pretty hard stick, but it will be good for us in that it will force us to put things in their place, wake up, teach us that football is difficult, nothing has been done and we need to go out and win.”