Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets admits Champions League defeat to Liverpool was the biggest blow of his career – and is still nowhere near getting over it.
The Spanish giants were on the receiving end of the greatest semi-final comeback in the history of the competition when they lost 4-0 at Anfield last Tuesday.
Barcelona had won the first leg 3-0 in Camp Nou before their remarkable collapse which means Liverpoolwill instead face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.
And Busquets revealed the Catalans found it difficult when playing their final home La Liga match of the season in front of a half-empty Camp Nou on Sunday, with Getafe beaten 2-0.
“We knew we had to play, but it was really difficult for everyone,” said the Spain international.
“We wanted to be at 100% but it was a struggle because of what happened (at Liverpool).
“Hopefully the wounds which the club, the fans and the players have will heal.
“We’re all hurting. I’ve lost titles, games, but I have never been dealt a blow like this. It’s really difficult for everyone, even though it forms part of the game.”