Gundogan attacks Barcelona over its reaction to El Clásico loss

Sam Marsden and Moasis LawrenceOctober 29, 2023 at 07:52 AM ET4 minutes to read

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Ilkay Gundogan said Barcelona must show more emotion and more anger if they want to compete in the biggest matches after their loss on Saturday. El Clasico 2-1 to Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium.

Barcelona took the lead in the first half through Gundogan, but Jude Bellingham’s brace in the second half, including a 92nd-minute winner, helped Real Madrid return to the top of La Liga, level on points with Girona and four points behind the leaders. Blaugrana.

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Gundogan said that the way Barcelona responded to the defeat highlighted the problems they will face if they want to compete for the title this season.

“I have to be honest, not as much as I want because I don’t want to say anything wrong, but I was in the dressing room and of course people are disappointed,” the German midfielder told LaLiga TV.

“But especially after such a big game and the unnecessary result, I hope for more frustration, more anger and disappointment. That’s a little bit the problem.”

Ilkay Gundogan called on his Barcelona teammates to show more frustration after losing to rival Real Madrid.Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

“There has to be more emotion, especially when you lose and when you know you can do better, do better in certain situations and not react.

“It will move on to the pitch at the end of the day. We need to make a big move on that because otherwise Real Madrid or even Girona will run away. I didn’t come here to lose this kind of game or let Real go.” Create a gap.”

Gundogan, 33, joined Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer from Manchester City on the back of winning the treble with the Premier League side.

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez wanted to bring him in to add creativity in the final third, but also for his experience, and he accepts that he will have to play a big role in helping the team recover from the loss to Madrid.

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He added: “There is also a responsibility on me as a more experienced player, not to allow the team to let things happen.” “No, we need to resist.”

Defeat in El Clasico It was Barcelona’s first in all competitions this season, although draws against Getafe, Mallorca and Granada meant they entered the weekend third in the standings, behind Madrid and Girona.

Gundogan’s goal gave Barcelona a deserved lead at the end of the first half. But after Fermin Lopez and Inigo Martinez hit the woodwork for the hosts, Bellingham’s 12th and 13th goals helped cap a stunning season. Los Blancos Turn things around.

Xavi felt the result was an unfair reflection of the match.

“The summary of the match is very simple,” he said in his post-match press conference. “We had 60 really good minutes and scored one goal. Real Madrid had 20 good minutes and scored two goals.

“But that’s football, if you don’t score the second goal… we need five or six goals [chances] To score a goal. With three they score two goals. “This is football and this is Madrid.”

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