AFTER THE DRAW IN THE GO
Historic duel, his swap with Araújo... Koundé opens up before Manchester United-Barça
Published:22/02/2023 - 19:39h
Updated:22/02/2023 - 19:39h
Jules Koundé has revealed his feelings for United-Barça in the Europa League. The Frenchman acknowledges that it is necessary to go one step further with respect to the first leg and the extra pressure that continental tournaments entail
The FC Barcelona already finds in Manchester to define the pass to the eighth of final of the UEFA Europe League in front of the United. The culés arrive to an eliminatory entirely opened after both teams equalised to two goals by side in the gone contested in the Spotify Camp Nou. With regard to the crash, that promises to be of high intensity, Jules Koundé has appeared in front of the media.
With regard to the meeting, the defender Frenchman has showed thrilled for playing in a stage with so many histories like the 'theatre of the dreams', where the culés expect to celebrate his classification to the eighth of final of the competition after an intense duel like which lived in the first commitment contested in the City Condal a week backwards: "it Is the first time. It is a historical and spectacular field. It is a field that goes to tighten, know it and therefore it is necessary to go out enchufados, know that it is a rival that wins duels and fast. We have to keep us to the height. The first minutes are important, no definite".
The international with 'Them Bleus' has manifested to feel motivated and unsuspecting, but also is conscious that it is precise to give much more that the showed in the party of gone, also marked by something of controversy: "we Come with the ambition and win to win the party. We will have to step more regarding the gone. Europe always is a big challenge, although it was Europe League play in front of a powerful rival. It is a challenge. We have to go up the intensity. It will be key to do the pressure, recover the high balloons. We have to tighten them well. It is a big rival, historical, have a lot of win and everything in the team to win".
Greater pressure in Europe
Likewise, it recognises that the saga culé has done a good paper in what it goes of season in LaLiga and that it is precise to move this good moment to the continental tournament. Of equal way, has referred to his role and to the of Araújo: "it will be key. Defend well has given us a lot of points and is another big challenge against a very powerful forward. We have to give this step more, will have to do it very well. The position of Ronald or mine goes it to decide the trainer. It is a collective work, no alone goalkeeper and the four defences. All the world attacks and defends. Each one has to do his work, sure that tomorrow we go to see the best Barça".
In spite of having contested less split in tournaments like the Champions or the Europe League, the culés have fit more goals that in LaLiga, a fact that does not happen unobserved for Koundé and explains the possible causes: "there is more pressure, are parties more important. It is a pressure that likes us, win to play big parties. All want to give more, have a lot of confidence in the team. I do not know if lacking experience, perhaps in some situations to handle the party, as in the start of the second part in the gone, that was gone and turn. It is not something that want, want the control and can be that we do not respect all the plan of party, do not think that by experience but by a lot of win. It is something that have to learn, are very motivated".
Koundé, conscious of the danger of Rashford
The defender also has been consulted on the work to brake to the English attacker, that has erigido like the main reference in the attack of the oncena directed by Erik Have Hag and of the risk that suppose his arrivals for the players of the last line: "Always it has been nail the defence from the start of the season. we are doing It Very well in LaLiga, sure that there are things that improve. It is a challenge not fitting goal, will go out with this ambition. We can do big things. I am very thrilled by the party, so much to individual level as also by the team".
Although it exists something of pressure in front of the importance of the commitment, sustains that the important will be to attain the result, further to be conclusive in the marker: "we do not have this feeling to give a hit in the table, only want to do a good party, compete and of course win and happen round. It is a big challenge, but at all more than this. It is a very organised team, very strong. Different of the team that played when it was in the Seville. We can do big things. I am very thrilled by the party, so much to individual level as also by the team".