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Busquets – Barca’s victory was painful

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Even though Barcelona won against Slavia Prague, the victory was a painful one as far as Sergio Busquets was concerned.

Barcelona managed to get the victory in Prague in their UEFA Champions League game. But it wasn’t easy and was at time complicated.

It was a game that will be rememebr more for another record broken by Lionel Messi that the lackluster performance by an underperforming Barcelona side.

The hosts put the Catalonians under pressure, and Busquets describes the victory as an escape.

In an interview reported by Marca, he described the complications and difficulties he and his teammates faced.

He said:

“We had possession and chances but in the end, we suffered.”

“The last few minutes were complicated because they decided to play with more people in the attack.”

“We had to suffer until the final whistle.”

“It’s important and winning away is always good.”

“We’re leaders with a minimal advantage.”

“We have another game at home now and hopefully we can win it.”

Barcelona is often synonymous with maintaining possession and dismantling their opponents.

The game against Prague saw possession almost even and the hosts have double the shot on goal.

Subsequently, Busquets gives a lot of credit to his teammate and goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The German international’s performance prevented a very different outcome.

He continued:

“He’s life insurance.”

“It’s usually difficult to be Barcelona goalkeeper because teams don’t get forward much, but we have a guarantee behind us.”

While the result leaves Barca top of their group, a player of Busquet’s experience, knows his team will need to improve.

Superior opponents in the later stages will not be as forgiving as bottom of Group F Slavia Prague.

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SEVILLE, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 23: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammates Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona after scoring his team’s third goal during the La Liga match between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 23, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)