Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has mentioned his facet lacks confidence when it has solely a slim lead in matches and should focus more on killing off its opponents and seeing out wins.
Barca drew 1-1 at dwelling to Cadiz in its final league outing regardless of having 81% possession and solely conceding one shot earlier than freely giving a late penalty because of a foul by defender Clement Lenglet.
“We perhaps are a little scared when we only have a one-goal advantage, it has happened to us before,” Koeman informed a information convention forward of Wednesday’s La Liga match at dwelling to Elche.
“We had lots of possession, lots of chances, but in the end, we drew 1-1. But I also have to say we’ve had a lot of bad luck and it’s not fair. Opponents always seem to score against us when they have very few chances.”
Barca misplaced the Spanish Super Cup closing 3-2 final month after main 2-1 within the ninetieth minute, whereas it drew 2-2 with Valencia in December from a successful place within the second half.
“We don’t have any problems in creating chances but we have to ask for our forwards to be more effective. We’ve created a lot of opportunities this season, our scoring rate is far too low for a team like Barca,” he added.
The Dutchman additionally mentioned he has tried to lift the spirits of Lenglet, who was seen in tears when driving dwelling from Sunday’s match after his foul value the team two factors.
“I spoke with him about it this morning. He’s a serious guy, a great professional and has taken this very personally. He certainly could have done better with that play and he has been partly responsible for some of the errors we have made this season,” he mentioned.
“But we’ve also made errors in attack and if we had been 2-0 up, that play wouldn’t have been so decisive.”