Barcelona saw their hopes of going the season unbeaten disappear with defeat at Levante in an amazing game.
Afterwards, Philippe Coutinho made it clear that he and his teammates were not feeling good, given they wanted to break the record and despite the Brazilian himself scoring a hat-trick.
“We are not feeling good as we wanted to finish the La Liga season without losing,” the former Liverpool midfielder told reporters.
“We played a really tough match against a team that was very motivated. They put five past us and deserved to win.
“It was such a difficult night. It was a historic streak for us, 43 games without losing, but we feel so bad not to get the record. Even so, our main aim was to become champions.
“I think in this game they started much better and got a two-goal lead. After that it calmed down a bit later on,” he added.