On Sunday’s match, Barcelona’s central defender was critical of Real Madrid despite losing against them but has blamed on three of his own teammates too.
Barcelona lost as a 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid sent them to second place in La Liga and also meant that their fate in Spain’s top-flight lies in the hands of their arch-rivals.
Quique Setien arranged an experienced line-up, having seemed to be spot on with his tactics as well. However, the players dropped in an outlandish of a performance and there was no blaming the coach after the defeat to Los Blancos. After this big loss, Gerard blamed their own teammates, claiming the reason for this defeat.
In the line of blames, Antoine Griezmann was first. The Frenchman got the all-important away goal in Napoli, but instead of that, he has not done a great job against the bigger sides. He missed the best and same time easy chance in the first half game after Jordi Alba cut back a sublime ball, and that could’ve been definitive of the result.
The second in the line was Arthur Melo, who did not perform beyond expectations. Melo failed in converting a golden chance in a one-versus-one situation with Thibaut Courtois. The Brazil international was outshined by Federico Valverde in the center of the park and didn’t have much of a say in the midfield either, where he usually performs excellently.
Last in the list was Frenkie de Jong, who was blamed for a horrible game on Sunday. The former Ajax Amsterdam midfielder was not at all at his best and not able to support Lionel Messi in the creativity from the engine room. There was a lot of hype in the summer regarding his move to Camp Nou, but to be honest Federico Valverde has done better than him in all departments.