Barcelona have been with out their talisman of their 1-1 draw and the defender was important of his staff’s ending

Lionel Messi watched from the sidelines as Barcelona dropped extra factors towards lowly Eibar in La Liga and Junior Firpo blamed the staff’s lack of innovative.

Barca have fallen seven factors off the tempo set by rivals Atletico Madrid and defending champions Real Madrid atop L aLiga, following Tuesday’s 1-1 draw.

Ronald Koeman’s Barca have been held to back-to-back attracts at Camp Nou after Eibar striker Kike capitalised on Ronald Araujo’s error earlier than substitute Ousmane Dembele scored an equaliser for the hosts.

With famous person captain Messi absent because of an ankle harm, Martin Braithwaite missed a penalty as Barca fired in 16 pictures, together with 5 heading in the right direction, towards the La Liga strugglers.

Goalscorer Dembele was responsible of hitting a tame shot when clear by on objective, whereas Braithwaite and substitute Francisco Trincao spurned possibilities to web a late winner.

Antoine Griezmann was the one participant in Barca’s beginning line-up with greater than two league targets in 2020-21 however the recalled ahead was unable so as to add to his three targets from 14 outings. 

“We need a thousand chances to score,” Barca defender Junior mentioned by way of Marca.

“They [Eibar] had one clear chance and scored.”

Junior added: “It’s the pattern of the season.

“The games are tough and it’s all uphill.”

However, the 24-year-old left-back Junior was more than pleased together with his personal efficiency after combining with Pedri to arrange Dembele for Barca’s 67th-minute leveller.

Junior made his first league begin of the season towards Eibar in aid of veteran full-back Jordi Alba.

“I felt good,” Firpo mentioned. “It’s noticeable when you do not play so usually, however I at all times attempt to prepare to the fullest.

“When I get a chance I try to take advantage of it.”

Barcelona journey to face backside aspect Huesca of their first match of 2021 on January 3.