Barcelona of Spain striker, Luis Suarez has admitted that his team looked like schoolboys in Tuesday night’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool, as The Catalans gave up a three-goal advantage from the first leg and dropped out of the UEFA Champions League.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quick corner found Divock Origi, who fired home The Reds’ winning goal in the semi-final second leg at Anfield, and Suarez acknowledged how confused his side appeared to be under the circumstances.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Origi’s second goal of the night sealed the historic comeback win, which sent Liverpool through to the 2019 UCL final in Madrid, Spain.
The winner came after Barcelona were getting organised for a corner, and Alexander-Arnold walked away from the ball before turning round to quickly cross the ball into the box, for Origi tap in.
The defeat for Barcelona was the second time in two years they have let a three-goal advantage slip going into a Champions League semi-final second leg after losing out to AS Roma last year.
Ernesto Valverde was also the manager last season, but Suarez defended his boss after the game.
Suarez confessed: “We are the ones that played the game. The boss used the same tactics as in the first leg and he tried to do the same thing here.
“We have to be ready for all the criticism that is going to rain down on us now. We are very sad, we are in a lot of pain.
“For their fourth goal we looked like schoolboys. You have to say sorry for the attitude and the things that everyone saw today. We have to do start doing some self-criticism.
“We cannot make the same mistake for two years in a row. We are adults and we have to do self-criticism.
“We entered with an attitude, but then we conceded a goal that is at youth football standard.”