Clement Lenglet Appears To Break Down In Tears In Front Of Fans Following Cadiz Draw
Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet appeared to break into tears when approached by fans in his car, after giving away a penalty to Cadiz on the weekend.
Just days after being on the receiving end of Kylian Mbappe's incredible hat-trick in the Champions League, Barcelona had the chance to bounce back in La Liga on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid's surprise loss earlier in the day gave both Barca and rivals Real Madrid the chance to close the gap on the league leaders.
The Catalan giants looked well on their way to all three points against Cadiz, after Lionel Messi scored a penalty in the 32nd minute, however they ended up drawing after Lenglet's clumsy challenge gave the visitors a spot kick of their own in the 89th minute.
Alex Fernandez earned his side a point from the spot and clearly it affected Lenglet. The French centre back was spotted in his car, surrounded by fans trying to get a picture, and he was struggling to hold back his emotions.
Yes he has not been good at all this season. But mental health matters i really liked Lenglet last season and the season before and i think instead of the slander we should support our players. Lenglet hasn't been the same since Bayern. @clement_lenglet it will get better. pic.twitter.com/rHh20KhLcb- Karl:flag_dk: (@KarlJ1023) February 22, 2021
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Speaking after the draw, Ronald Koeman claimed the result was more difficult to take than the 4-1 loss to PSG in midweek. "We have to win these types of games," the manager said.
"We have failed to take advantage of a huge chance to get back into [the] La Liga [title race] after Atletico Madrid's defeat.
"I am very very disappointed, more than I was last Tuesday."
Barca's draw leaves them eight points behind Atleti, after Diego Simeone's side second loss of the season, with Real Madrid in between the two teams.
Zinedine Zidane's side needed a rare Casemiro goal to defeat Valladolid to go three points behind their local rivals, though Atleti have a game in hand.
For Koeman's men it was the end of a very poor 10 days. They were beaten 2-0 in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg, before the battering by PSG and finally the draw with Cadiz.
It now looks likely that they'll fail to win any silverware for the second season in-a-row.
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