Adán: The second penalty was dubious
Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adán couldn’t fault the effort from his team, pointing out it had taken two penalties and an own goal, for Barcelona to claim victory.
Speaking with GolTV after the 3-1 defeat at the Camp Nou, Real Betis keeper Antonio Adán felt proud that his team had gone toe to toe, against a much better Barcelona side.
“We’ve spoke about this all week. Barcelona are a superior team in all respects, but over the ninety minutes we’ve stood up well against them.”
As for how his side had been beaten, Adán felt that the second penalty decision had been doubtful. Although he saved the first attempt, he couldn’t stop Messi from snatching upon the rebound for the third Barca goal.
“They’ve taken the game with an own goal and two penalties. In the first one, I think there’s was a pull, but the second one is dubious. That did us a lot of damage, because it just killed us off.”
With the Barca game now out of the way, Adán underlined that to keep the team in the Spanish top-flight, nothing less than wins from each of their last six games, will be enough.
“We’ve the right to lose one one game. Now we have to win all the rest, so we can leave Betis in the place they deserve to be – the Primera.”