Valverde: I feel very angry not to end season unbeaten

"But what makes me angry isn¿t going to give me solutions"

Valverde analizó la primera derrota del FC Barcelona en liga | BEINSPORTS

Jordi Gil

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was hugely disappointed by his side's 5-4 loss to Levante on Sunday. 

The Catalans missed out on the chance to end the season unbeaten, beaten in the 37th game of the campaign as their 43-game streak without a loss was brought to an abrupt end. 

“I feel very angry but I have to look forward because what makes me angry isn’t going to give me solutions,” Valverde said in his press conference. 

“It was a surprising game, because of the result and how it came about. [Levante] are in very good form, they are very effective, they started the game really well and caused us a lot of damage on the counter-attack.”

After conceding five goals, Barca's defenders were at the centre of the post-match analysis. 

Colombian Yerry Mina had started the game -- alongside Thomas Vermaelen, was taken off injured and replaced by Gerard Pique -- and Valverde defended his performance. 

"You see the result, the goals conceded, and think the defence was terrible," the coach said. "But I think [Mina] showed personality in certain moments of game. I didn’t think he was bad. You have to give credit to the effectiveness of the opposition."  

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