Lionel Messi has said his team at FC Barcelona will never forgive themselves for allowing Liverpool to trash them into a 0-4 defeat at the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
Messi, who was addressing a news conference, likened the loss to the 0-1 loss his Argentine national team suffered against Germany in the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
He said “the first half wasn’t all that bad, but in the second (half) we didn’t even compete.
“There was only one team on the pitch and that was the biggest mistake we could have made,” Messi said ahead of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia.
“The worst thing we could do, and what we cannot forgive ourselves for, is the fact that we did not compete. We let them walk all over us.”