Luis Enrique Defends Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Actions

AFP

Luis Enrique has sought to take responsibility for Barcelona's 4-3 loss at Celta Vigo on Sunday following an error-strewn display from goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The German's individual mistakes had a major influence on the outcome as the champions suffered their second defeat in seven LaLiga matches so far this season.

But former Celta coach Luis Enrique attempted to shift the blame away from the 24-year-old shot-stopper following a result that left Barca fourth, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid going into the international break. 

"The defeat is for everyone," he told Barca TV.

"First for me, myself, I am the one responsible for the team. Now we have to pick ourselves up.

"It was an important day for us as we had the chance to go top and we did not take advantage of it.

"We started the game well and in the first 15 minutes I was pleased, but from then on we entered a negative dynamic and began to lose individual duels in which they got the better of us.

"The players are not machines, we must pick ourselves up and compete in the next game."

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