Luis Enrique admitted Barcelona “revived a nightmare” at Juventus on Tuesday and that a comeback “is harder now” than against Paris Saint-Germain.
Paulo Dybala’s brace and a Giorgio Chiellini header condemned Barca to a 3-0 defeat in their Champions League quarter-final first leg, and Enrique lamented a “terrible” performance from his side, which “seemed like the third half” of their last-16 first leg in Paris.
“It doesn’t matter if I think the result is fair or not, it is what it is,” the Coach said after the game.
“It seemed like the third half of PSG-Barca. It’s very serious and very sad. We were ineffective in the first half, and it’s a very hard time for us.
“We’ve revived a nightmare and we have to see why we were so terrible.
“Our positioning and some other details on the pitch were below the required standard.
“Our intensity must be much higher. In the Champions League, against a team like Juve, you can’t get away with that. The comeback? It’s harder now.”