Guardiola rues inefficiency

الإثنين، 24 نوفمبر 2008 - 13:29

كتب : Amro Hassan

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Barcelona coach Josip Guardiola said that he was disappointed with his team's lack of 'precise finishing' in the 1-1 home draw against Getafe on Sunday.

The Blaugrana came back from a goal down to salvage a draw against the Madrid side thanks to Seydou Keita's header, but despite their domination, Barcelona couldn’t score a winner.

"We rushed things a bit in the last third and didn’t quite get the final pass or cross right," Guardiola said after the game.

Nonetheless, the former Barcelona skipper was pleased with his players' attitude throughout the whole encounter.

"In general, we dominated the game, especially in the second half and I'm happy with how things went."

In the absence of Lionel Messi due to injury, striker Bojan was given the nod against Getafe, and Guardiola says the youngster needs more time to establish himself as a starter.

"I've to give Bojan whatever he needs to grow as a player and I'm convinced he'll do that.

"He finds it a bit harder where he played but he’s always making a contribution and you have to keep pushing him so that he can do his very best.

"Messi is a necessary player, a special player, a very good player, but I’ve got others."

The draw ended Barca's sparkling run of nine wins in nine league games. However, Guardiola's men are still on top of La Liga with 29 points, three ahead of Real Madrid.

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