An apologetic Ernesto Valverde offered no excuses after Barcelona’s stunning Champions League semi-final loss to Liverpool on Tuesday and admitted that he is unsure over his future with the club.
The La Liga champions suffered an incredible 4-0 loss at Anfield and were dumped out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage despite taking a 3-0 first-leg win.
Valverde’s team gave up a 4-1 first-leg lead against Roma in the quarter-finals last season, and the manager was in no mood to pass the blame after a second epic collapse in Europe.
“How does it affect my future? I do not know, the truth is that I did not have time to think about many things, but the coach has to take responsibility,” he told Movistar Plus.
The Barcelona boss was also stunned by the winning goal from Liverpool, a quick corner netted by Divock Origi as Barcelona’s defenders failed to react.
“An incredible goal has taken us out of the tie,” he told a post-match news conference.