The La Liga 2015 â 16 campaign hasnât begun yet but Barcelona are already competing at the highest level. The Spanish and European champions were completely thrashed by the La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao.
Bilbao won 4 â 0 on Friday in the first leg of theÂ Supercopa de Espana, thereby raising serious questions over Barcaâs claim over the sextuple. It seems that Luis Enriqueâs men wonât be able to repeat the historical performance by Pep Guardiolaâs Barca in 2009. Although, the Catalan giants havenât completely given up on their chances of winning the Super Cup. The newly appointed club captain, Andres Iniesta, claims that it isnât impossible to come back from the 4 â 0 defeat and also admitsÂ “everything went horribly wrong” on Friday.
“ProblemsÂ with conceding goals are never the fault of the individual, but ofÂ the whole team,” the 31-year-old Spanish midfielder told reporters after the match.
“Everything turned out horribly wrong for us but nothingÂ is impossible, we need to believe in the comeback and, starting from there, weâll see what happens.”
Barcelona boss, Enrique, took the blame of the defeat and also made schedule as an excuse.
âI had to make many changes because we had only three days to recover. I take responsibility for the loss,â Luis Enrique told the media after the clash.
âThe schedule hurt us, as we had just come back from a trip to Georgia, but this is not the time to look for excuses. The calendar is what it is.â
âI’ve never played an easy game against Athletic. I congratulate them, but on Monday there will be another atmosphere,â he added.
Luis Enrique, alike the captain of his team, isnât ruling out a dramatic comeback, keeping the hopes of sextuple alive.
âIs a comeback possible? This was just the first half. If there’s one team that can turn this around it’s Barca.â