“People are like ‘there was 21 passes down there in the defensive half and all those passes don’t mean anything’. Barcelona does it and when they do it, it means something,” Barrett told the Seattle Sounders official YouTube channel.
“It was a beautiful play up to the goal to create that space. All those passes gave (Marco) Pappa that space and gave him the time to look up and find me.”
Barrett was brought into the side in the absence of Obafemi Martins and finished off a lovely move with a wonderful left-footed strike into the bottom corner for his second goal of the game.Embed from Getty Images
The 30-year-old feels that the style of play that led to that goal is one of the hardest things for other teams to defend against.
“I’ve been on the other side of that, everyone’s been on the other side of that. When they have the ball all the time, it’s like playing Real Madrid or Barcelona because they just don’t give up the ball.
“And when they do, you feel like you have to really protect the ball that much more because you don’t want to give it right back to them.”
Barrett believes Seattle’s possession play was one of the things that they did “really well” and that it’s a good way of grinding down the opponents.
“Our video today was pretty much all our possession and we had spells there when a couple of them were a minute long, a minute and thirty seconds long and that’s really deflating for another team.”
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