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Barcelona Display Was ‘Worrying’ Against Celta Vigo – Javier Mascherano

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano feels his side’s surprising 1-0 defeat to Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday was “worrying”, and the Catalan giants failed to recover from their 3-1 defeat to rivals Real Madrid in the Clasico last weekend in the league, following it up with a loss to Barca boss Luis Enrique’s former side at Camp Nou.

Mascherano believes that even though they created a number of chances to score, Barca’s display was simply not good enough.

After the match, he said: “We played a bad game – we were not comfortable at any point in the whole game.”

“We had our chances but we did not develop our game. It is worrying.”

“The defeat against Real Madrid did not have an influence on us in this match. Beyond the fact it is two defeats in a row, the game here was different. We created some chances but we know we did not play well.”

The 30-year-old said it is now crucial for Barca to get back to winning ways as soon as possible, starting with Wednesday’s UEFA Champions’ League Group Stage game against Ajax.

“We have to lift our heads,” said Mascherano.

“If you want to be at a club like this, you have to keep fighting. All is not lost, on Wednesday we have an important match in the Champions League. We have to win that and gain confidence.”

“The season is long and we have to believe in ourselves. We know that people will want to make us believe that we did everything wrong and it is not the case. We can still change it.”

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