Ílkay Gündogan in a warm-up with Barça

GÜNDOGAN 'BREAKS' THE PRESSURE

Gündogan forgets the controversy and takes leadership to try to win the Classic

Published:19/04/2024 - 20:46h

Updated:20/04/2024 - 03:21h

Ílkay Gündogan has been one of the protagonists of FC Barcelona's 'Media Day' in the run-up to the Clásico against Real Madrid. The German has left behind the controversy generated by his statements about Araújo and has taken leadership in the face of the LaLiga clash

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The FC Barcelona has lived one of his weeks more 'taut' after the elimination of the Champions League. The hit has been 'tremendo' for the players and produced some controversy by the statements of Ílkay Gündogan tra the party against Paris Saint-Germain insinuating that Ronald Araújo had to have taken a better decision in the action in which they expelled him by fault on Bradley Barcola being last man.

The charrúa aimed that it did not go to answer because had codes and values, but the last hours have been quite a lot of taut. This Friday, in the return of the trainings in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper with which the Barça has begun to prepare the party against the Real Madrid, in Santiago Bernabéu, this Sunday (21:00 hours / 9:00 PM CEST), have 'solved' the problems and Gündogan cleared the misunderstanding with the central. The paper of Ter Stegen and Sergi Roberto, like captains, has been vital.

Gündogan 'Break' the silence

Besides, the midfield player Teutonic has been one of the protagonists in the 'Half Day' of the Barça before travelling to Madrid and has done reference to how is the situation with Araújo and the rest of the changing room after the 'hit' in the Champions League. "The most important is to know that a party like the one of the PSG can happen. It is normal. Especially, for a team as ours, with young players, without many eliminatory contested. If you look the others parties of the eliminatory, like the party of the Naples and also the gone against the PSG, did it quite well".

In this same line, has declared that it has to be a learning for all the staff: "With all the frustration, the disappointment that this last party has caused us, is something that all can take advantage of, all the footballers, on all the youngsters, can use it like a motivation to do it better and say 'already have this experience in the pocket'. And when the next course return, in similar circumstances, will darse that that happened, did that or the another and then will be able to use to try avoid commit the errors that have done in the past. Andor, for example, I have contested the Champions League think that 12 seasons, or maybe more, do not have it clear, and only have won it once".

Gündogan, prepared for the Classical

The German also has thrown of leadership in the previous of the crash in front of the Real Madrid: "Have many win of the classical. Sometimes, the football is fun because two days ago we suffer a hard defeat, very disappointing, a night frustrante. Now it comes an enormous party, one of the biggest that can see in the European football", adding that "you can feel that the classical is something very special: could notice it so much in the party of Montjuïc, as the one of the Supercopa. It is a different environment, the tension that has the party loves me. It is a privilege play this party, play it for the Barça".

Likewise, it has spoken on his goal to the Real Madrid in the first turn: "it Was a big privilege mark a goal, went my first with the Barça and in a so big party. Ojalá The result had been better, because at the end, obviously, with the defeat the goal means less. It had preferred not having marked goal, but have achieved the victory. Memory that had a lot of occasions, especially in the first part, to mark the second or the third, but did not do it", insisting in that "if you want to win to the Real Madrid, before that at all, have to take advantage of your opportunities and limit the occasions that they can do you. It is one of his big qualities: if have an occasion, although it was little clear, can mark you goal".

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