It’s defence v attack! Junior Firpo slams Barcelona’s misfiring forwards after shock Eibar draw – with Martin Braithwaite missing a penalty – as defender claims: ‘We need a thousand chances to score’
- Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by Eibar at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night
- Martin Braithwaite missed a penalty with Lionel Messi watching on in the stands
- Ronald Koeman’s side sit sixth in the table, seven points behind Atletico Madrid
Junior Firpo admits Barcelona’s misfiring attacking has become ‘the trend of the season’ after they were held to another draw at home to Eibar on Tuesday night.
Barca needed an equaliser from substitute Ousmane Dembele after Kike Garcia embarrassed Ronald Araujo to break away and score just before the hour mark.
The result leaves Barca sixth in LaLiga, seven points behind an Atletico Madrid side who have two games in hand on them.
Junior Firpo has claimed Barcelona’s attackers ‘need a thousand chances to score’
Martin Braithwaite (left) missed a penalty as Antoine Griezmann (right) misfired also
Martin Braithwaite missed an early penalty as Barcelona passed up a string of opportunities in the match.
‘We need a thousand chances to score,’ Barca defender Junior said after the game.
‘They [Eibar] had one clear chance and scored.’
Junior added: ‘It’s the trend of the season. The games are tough and it’s all uphill.’
Ronald Koeman refused to blame the result on Messi’s absence, but admitted: ‘I don’t want to say we lacked experience.
Ronald Koeman looks on as Barcelona drop points once again in LaLiga on Tuesday night
Lionel Messi was in the stands watching on as Barcelona lost ground in the title race
He added. ‘There is a transition in the team. There are also injuries. We play with young players – today we had five or six – but we also had experience.
‘We lacked Leo, who makes a difference. But the feeling is still, how did we not win?
‘We created many opportunities, missed a penalty, and gave away a goal.’
Barcelona travel to face bottom side Huesca in their first match of 2021 on January 3.