Ronald Koeman is concerned about FC Barcelona's game.

The Dutch coach saw his team lose points for the seventh time this season with a 2-2 draw against Valencia in Camp Nou.

"It worries me that sometimes we don't realize what the match needs", Koeman was disappointed after the match.

"We don't always have to attack and score goals. There are also times when we have to control the game and defend it."

Barcelona fell behind Valencia due to a goal from Mouctar Diakhaby.

Lionel Messi brought the home side from the rebound of a penalty, after which Ronald Araújo took care of the 2-1.

Twenty minutes before the end, Maximiliano Gómez brought the visitors to the same level and thus determined the final score.

"After the 2-1 we went in search of a third goal, but I also regularly saw the team doubt and lose the ball at dangerous moments", Koeman analyzed.

"We were sometimes not focused enough defensively, so they could come alongside. After that we did everything we could to win, but we just weren't good enough."

Disappointment at Lionel Messi after the draw against Valencia.

Disappointment at Lionel Messi after the draw against Valencia.

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'The title battle is far from over'

Koeman was pleased with Messi's 643rd goal in the service of Barcelona.

The Argentinian thus equaled Pelé's record for the most goals for one club.

The Brazilian made his 643rd and last goal for Santos in 1974.

"We know he has an impressive career," he said of Messi.

"This is really great."

Due to the draw against Valencia, FC Barcelona is now eight points behind leader Atlético Madrid, which has also played a match less.

Nevertheless, Koeman thinks that his team can still compete for the Spanish national title.

"The battle is far from over. There are still a lot of games on the schedule. It is a difficult season for all clubs and in two months the situation could be completely different again. We are quite far behind, but all teams have enough. with a crowded calendar, ”he concluded.

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