What happened against PSG hurt Barcelona, leaving them impotent in the 4-1 defeat. The Parisians are close to sealing their vendetta from the 6-1 remontada.
Lionel Messi’s disappointed face after the game - saying goodbye to compatriots Icardi, Paredes and Pochettino he could not look them in the eyes - is the image that the dressing room lives with, per sources from inside it.
Broken by not being able to fight, nearly eliminated already and conscious the season is nearly over by February. There are laments, like chances for Griezmann and Dembele and the handball by Kean, but Pique’s shouts on the pitch did not continue into the dressing room, the team is sunk and beaten.
The players appreciated Koeman’s decision to give them two days off after the game to get away and clear their minds.
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