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Nolito: Barca defeat must draw us closer

NO HOLDING BACK: Nolito and Lionel Messi

NO HOLDING BACK: Nolito and Lionel Messi

City forward Nolito belives City must use the Barcelona defeat to become stronger as a group.

Lionel Messi (three) and Neymar scored in a 4-0 win for the hosts, while City also had Claudio Bravo sent off for a handball outside the box.

Nolito said: "We played well in the first half, we had our chances but in the second half we were unlucky. This is football, we need to keep going. Today was a very hard game against Barca, but we did not deserve to lose 4-0.

"Messi is the best player in the world so he makes the difference. When he gets the ball he always does something, a goal or an assist.

"We go back home sadly, but we must keep going, this is football. We knew that we play against a very tough rival and these things happen in football.

"We must be closer now. This is football. We want to grow step by step. On Sunday we have a very important game in the Premier League and we need to win it.

"In the Champions League we still have three important games and we have to win them."

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