Kounde, Lewandowski, Araujo react after Napoli 1-1 Barcelona: “We are sad about the result”

Barcelona squandered a golden opportunity last night as they settled for a 1-1 draw against Napoli, leaving the outcome of the tie in a shaky balance after the first leg in Italy.

The Blaugrana displayed superiority for extended periods during the match, earning a well-deserved 1-0 lead courtesy of Robert Lewandowski’s adept finish.

Remarkably, Barcelona initiated the game with a strong performance, denying the hosts any significant chances in the first half. 

Despite these attempts, the primary concern turned to whether Barcelona could secure that crucial goal. While they were dominant, Lamine Yamal, Ilkay Gundogan, and Lewandowski each had opportunities in the initial half but were unable to convert them into goals.

Eventually, it was the Pole who broke the deadlock, but Victor Osimhen made it 1-1 within 15 minutes. Speaking after the game, defender Jules Kounde said that everyone was very disappointed with the result as they knew the game could have been won.

“Disappointed of course, we played a good game, especially in the first half,” said the defender as quoted by Mundo Deportivo. 

“Perhaps we have lacked patience in general. In the second half we also started well and the goal rewarded the effort. The goal against was a shame because we controlled the game well.

“It is not a bad result, but because of the game we played, the control we had and the chances we created, we came out disappointed.”

Before the match, midfielder Frenkie de Jong lashed out at journalists for quoting false information and while speaking about it, Kounde said,

“I agree that they tell lies. In that sense you are right. And he has needed to express it and I think he is right. “It’s just that many times things come out that are not true.”

Lastly, the former Sevilla defender also pressed that Napoli have good players, but Barcelona’s collective effort thwarted any sort of threat.

“We had good players in front of us, the team has done a good job because they…


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Author : Ash Reyna

Publish date : 2024-02-22 07:29:47

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