Since summer, Ronald Koeman He warned of the need for FC Barcelona to sign a central defender due to the shortage of troops in the position. When they got injured Gerard Piqué (for a serious knee injury), Samuel umtiti (undefined discomfort in the knee), Ronald Araújo (muscle problems) and Clement Lenglet (sprained ankle), the Dutchman’s reason was clearly seen.
Fortunately, the latter is already recovered. Clément Lenglet had given a great scare in the match against Osasuna by twisting his ankle and, at first, it was believed that the Frenchman could have a serious injury. However, Ronald Koeman breathed a sigh of relief in subsequent training sessions when he saw that the Frenchman did not have major ailments and that he could return in no time.
The optimism that was had from the moment of the injury of the ex sevillista was confirmed when in the list of summoned to play against Ferencváros the name of Clément Lenglet appeared. The Frenchman was recovered and even Ronald Koeman dared to start him, replacing him after the game time. The Frenchman returned to a great level and relieved the Dutch coach, who knows that he is recovering what should be his fundamental pillar until Gerard Piqué does not recover.
Lenglet’s words, after the game
Clément Lenglet addressed the media after the Champions League match against Ferencváros and he was very satisfied with a victory that puts them virtually at the top of the group. “We had a very good first half, with things with chances and good possession. The second half, with quality and taking more care to be able to prepare for the games to come. It’s to be happy,” he said.
Despite the evident improvement in results with three consecutive victories since the defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano against Atlético de Madrid, Clément Lenglet assured that nothing has changed in the line of work. “Nothing has changed. We continue in the same line, only that the results are in our favor and the goals are coming. I hope we continue like this because we have a long way to go.”
On the other hand, Clément Lenglet also celebrated the great performance that FC Barcelona players are offering on the offensive field: “Everyone is involved. He who does not score, attends. Everyone is pushing and I think we are doing well.” Finally, he explained that his ankle ailments were brief. “I had an ankle pain, but I was able to play today,” he said.