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Barcelona ‘screwed, angry & upset’ after Supercopa loss – Griezmann

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After Barca missed out on the chance to win the first silverware of the season, the Frenchman attempts to explain where his side lacked.

FC Barcelona’s failure to defend well and lack of communication led to their demise in the Supercopa de Espana final, according to Antonio Griezmann.

Griezmann scored twice for Barcelona but Athletic Bilbao canceled out his goals each time, forcing the match to be played for a further 120 minutes at Estadio de La Cartuja.

Just three minutes into extra-time, Inaki Williams sent a bending shot past Marc Andre ter Stegen and into the top scorer of the net to score what proved to the match-winner.

Barcelona then got salt rubbed into their wounds when Lionel Messi was shown a straight red card for punching an opponent to the ground moments before the game died.

“How do you think we are?” a frustrated Griezmann replied when asked how his side felt post-game, via Marca. “We’re screwed, angry, upset. When you lose a final, these are all the bad feelings you have.

“Athletic pressed very well. They gave everything until the last minute, and then what happened, happened.”

Ronald Koeman’s men will next turn their attention to the Copa del Rey with a Round of 32 clash against Cornella awaiting on Thursday.

“We have made mistakes in our strategy and we’ll have to work on it during the week,” Griezmann continued. “We didn’t defend well, we didn’t communicate. When the ball comes out someone needs to shout.”