The penalty given to Lenglet is the last incident he has been involved in this season, with yet another high-profile one coming in the Clásico defeat against Real Madrid when he pulled Sergio Ramos’s jersey into the box.
Clement Lengle takes responsibility for his mistake against Cadiz very serious
Ronald Koeman has affirmed that Clement Lenglet has taken responsibility for his mistake against Cadiz, making it clear that the Frenchman is trying to make amends. The penalty given to Lenglet is the last incident he has been involved in this season, with yet another high-profile one coming in the Clásico defeat against Real Madrid when he pulled Sergio Ramos’s jersey into the box. “I spoke to him this morning. He is a serious, outstanding professional who takes it very personally,” Koeman said. “It’s a play that he can do better, and he has indeed been in some moments when we made mistakes, but we also made mistakes in attack and with other players.”
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“At 2-0, a play in the last-minute isn’t nearly as decisive. Nor can he accept that the whole problem is in him. Lenglet has to improve things like any player.” The Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa announced that he has reached an agreement with an investor ready to invest €250 million into Barcelona to fund three ‘superstar’ signatures. Still, Koeman does not want to get involved in the presidential race. “I don’t know if that is true because until I speak with the new president, I can’t say anything. I don’t know,” Koeman said. “We need to wait until we know who the new president is. He will be the one who will have to decide the future of the coach, the team. And see what the possibilities are. I will wait until March 8, one day after the election.”
Ronald Araujo could return from injury against Sevilla
Barcelona appear to have missed Ronald Araujo since he went down with an injury. Still, Koeman has revealed he could return against Sevilla in LaLiga at the weekend or against those same opponents in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final next Wednesday. “He won’t be here tomorrow,” the Dutchman confirmed. “He’s getting better, but first, we have to do some group training to get a feel for whether he is going to make it or not. There are doubts. We have to wait. Maybe over the weekend, next Wednesday. It’s not good to give a specific date. It all depends on how he improves.” Despite disappointing results against Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain and Cadiz, which left Barcelona looking down the barrel of another trophy season, the 57-year-old is trying to keep some hope alive.
“My mood was terrible the other day after the match because I feel responsible and think about how to improve,” said Koeman. “It affects me, but I’m not going to give up. I tell the team that we can do it. It depends on the upcoming games. We have to win every game to be able to fight for the title. There is hope, and as long as there is hope, we must do everything.”