Luis Enrique says Barcelona must stop making silly mistakes after they once again had to come from behind to pick up three points at the weekend.
Borja Baston opened the scoring for Eibar in the first half, but a hat-trick from Luis Suarez ensured Barça kept up pace with Real Madrid at the top of the league table.
“We gifted [Eibar] the first goal through an unfortunate piece of play,” Luis Enrique said in his post-game press conference.
“At the moment, we’re being punished for any mistakes we make. We must try minimising them to the fullest.”
Barça lost Javier Mascherano to a red card in the second half for something he said to the assistant referee.
Luis Enrique said that he felt it was an example of “protests being punished more than fouls.”
On match winner Suarez, the Barça boss was full of praise for the Uruguayan as he marked 365 days since making his debut for the club with an exemplary performance.
“We know Suarez’s importance,” he added. “He may or may not always be successful [in front of goal], but he’s priceless and non-negotiable for all that he adds. He’s an irreplaceable player.”
Finally, Luis Enrique explained that Jeremy Mathieu replaced Marc Bartra early in the second half because he “thought [Barça] needed to distribute the ball better from the back.”