Barcelona lost 4-0 away to Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final, and the Catalans do not believe in a new historical comeback.
Barcelona’s central defender Gerard Pique praised the Germans, considering them superior in every aspect in the game on Tuesday evening.
“The referee had no influence. It’s almost impossible to twist. We need to play better in the return and win for our fans. They were faster, stronger, better,” said Pique at the end of the match according to Spanish newspaper As.
Second coach of Barcelona, Jordi Roura, also recognized the superiority of the Germans, but said the Blaugrana grouping must do all they can to win back, to give everything on the field, although they have little chances to recover a disadvantage of four goals.
“Bayern made a great match, while we lacked freshness to keep up with them. I have not seen situations where we could change things after the break. We know that is a difficult situation, but we are Barcelona and we have to play in the return game, try to win. We will do anything to win. ”
“Bayern should be congratulated. Were very strong. I have not played bad at all in the first half, but they scored relatively early in the second half after a strategic move, and have been hard for us,” added Roura.
Neither Lionel Messi believes in return. “We will try,” says Barcelona star. “All balls rejected reached to them. Ended 4-0, it’s complicated to return, but we will try. We have nothing to say after this result, but we must go further. The injury is good, I feel good playing. ”
Captain Xavi Hernandez analyzed the game and concluded that Barcelona have nothing to do but to congratulate Bayern players, who excellent blocked the Catalans’ lines: “Physically, they are better, are stronger, taller. The game made the difference, the first two goals came after corners. We were slow on the offensive, we hadn’t clear opportunities to score, and they took advantage of it. They blocked us great. The only thing that remains us is to congratulate Bayern”.