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Ilkay Gundogan shocked by Barcelona dressing room's reaction to Real Madrid defeat

Joe Adams

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Ilkay Gundogan shocked by Barcelona dressing room's reaction to Real Madrid defeat

Ilkay Gundogan was left shocked by his Barcelona teammates' reaction to losing to arch rivals Real Madrid.

Gundogan opened the scoring inside six minutes for the Blaugrana in his first ever El Classico since moving from Manchester City over the summer.

However a second-half brace from 20-year-old sensation Jude Bellingham, including a stoppage-time winner, sealed all three points for Los Blancos.

Speaking after the defeat, Gundogan was visibly enraged by the result, and admitted he wanted to see more 'anger' from his teammates in the dressing room.

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"But I was (just) in the dressing room, and of course, people are disappointed, but especially after such a big game and such a result, I wish (for) more frustration, more anger and more disappointment.

The 33-year-old spent seven seasons at the Etihad and won five Premier League titles, as well as playing a crucial role in their historic treble last campaign.

But he has called for more "resistance" among his new teammates, as Barcelona find themselves four points behind league leaders Real Madrid and Girona after 11 games.

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"We need to make a huge step otherwise Real Madrid or even Girona is going to run away," Gundogan continued.

"This is a little bit the problem. I don't know, there has to be more emotion, especially when you lose and you know you can perform better in certain situations, and you just don't react and it transfers to the pitch."

"I didn't come here to lose this type of game and let the gap create. There's also a responsibility from myself, a more experienced player, to not allow the squad to just let things happen. No, we need resistance."

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Featured Image Credit: Getty & Twitter @Bergareche14

Topics: Ilkay Gundogan, Barcelona, Real Madrid, La Liga, Football, Jude Bellingham

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