The CB was clearly overwhelmed by the manner in which he was berated
The last year has been one of the worst in Barcelona’s folklore. A slew of calamitous issues have seen the club’s ardent supporters often hit the streets to protest against the club and make their displeasure well known.
However, the side’s avid supporters have off late decided to lash out players and the club just for the sake of it. Despite embarking on a five match winning spree in the league, the side’s boisterous supporters were left seething after the club was held to a 1-1 draw by Cadiz.
Lenglet Moved To Tears
The result not only halted their winning run but also saw the deficit between them and league leaders Atletico Madrid open to eight points. And one player who was specially subjected to the ire of the supporters was Charles Lenglet.
Flocking around his car proceeding the club’s 1-1 draw, the side’s vociferous supporters gave Lenglet a dressing down to remember. Unable to take the raw deal he was being handed out, the club’s CB ended up breaking down into tears inside his car.
“It is a great opportunity lost after the defeat of Atletico Madrid. It is a great disappointment,” Ronald Koeman said after the result.
“I am very very disappointed, more than last Tuesday. We could not leave escape the two points. We are disappointed.
“I don’t like to blame the individual players. We were not up to the task in attack and we have to defend differently. For quality, we had to win.
“The problem is that the result was very short and they could equalise at any time, as has happened.
“You leave them options to draw in the last minutes. If you don’t kill the game and score the second, they can always score.
“It was difficult for us to create opportunities because they were behind and there were no spaces.
“We lacked freshness at the top. We have to analyse what happened on the penalty, the whole play, we have to see how that action has been.”
Koeman does feel, though, that Barcelona can achieve big things before the end of the campaign – despite the miserable mood that surrounds the club.
“We can still do something, there is no team that wins games easily,” he said.
“But we must recognise that opportunities like today cannot be missed anymore. I don’t think it is unforgivable.”