England legend Michael Owen criticises Barca: 'They defended with 8 outfield players'
The Catalans have lost 3-0 to Roma in the most terrible manner. The performance was dubbed as the worst during Ernesto Valverde's reign.
And Manchester United and Liverpool legend Michael Owen, who is currently working with BT Sports, has had his say on Barca's display.
He was furious with the way the Catalans played.
“It is incredible. When we look at the stats and everything that it tells us it is incredible, but your eyes don’t lie.
“We looked at the game in the first leg… we’ve watched Barcelona for a number of months now and I’m not sure — even though they haven’t conceded many — I’m not sure you can not concede when you’ve got two strikers that don’t put anything into defending.
“They are basically defending with eight outfield players against eleven and I’m not sure you can do that at the highest level. You could argue that Roma aren’t at the highest level. There are teams that will exploit that even more. But no more, because Barca are out.”
The stats Owen refers to is an impressive amount of shots made by Roma players: 17.
Why did we play so badly against Roma?