Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was incredulous after his team lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Saturday, fiercely criticising his players for switching off at the end of the first half and allowing Yannick Carrasco to score.
Carrasco made the most of several Barca players being caught out of position when Gerard Pique lost possession in Atletico’s half, latching on to Angel Correa’s pass and rounding keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who had come flying out of his area.
“We just cannot allow ourselves to concede a goal like that,” Koeman told reporters.
“The goal was our mistake, you cannot afford to lose the ball like that and concede a goal so late in the half. It’s always tough to create many chances against Atletico, but when you lose the ball against them you have to do better than that.”
The Dutch coach has lost three of eight league games in charge of Barca and has…