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Gündogan hits out at Barcelona for response to Clásico loss

Ilkay Gündogan stated Barcelona should present extra emotion and extra anger if they’re to compete within the greatest video games after shedding Saturday’s El Clásico 2-1 to Actual Madrid on the Olympic Stadium.

Barça took the lead within the first half by means of Gündogan, however a brace from Jude Bellingham after the break, together with the 92nd-minute winner, helped Madrid return to the highest of LaLiga, stage on factors with Girona and 4 away from the Blaugrana.

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Gündogan stated the way wherein Barça reacted to the defeat highlighted the issues they may face in the event that they wish to compete for the title this season.

“I’ve to be trustworthy, not as a lot as I want as a result of I do not wish to say one thing fallacious, however I used to be within the dressing room and naturally individuals are dissatisfied,” the Germany midfielder instructed LaLiga TV.

“However particularly after such a giant recreation and a outcome that’s so pointless, I want for extra frustration, extra anger and extra disappointment. This can be a little bit the issue.

“There must be extra emotion, particularly while you lose and when you already know you’ll be able to carry out higher, do higher in sure conditions and also you simply do not react.

“It transfers to the pitch on the finish of the day. We have to make an enormous step in that as a result of in any other case Actual Madrid and even Girona are going to run away. I did not come right here to lose this sort of recreation or to let a spot create.”

Gündogan, 33, joined Barça as a free agent in the summertime from Manchester Metropolis on the again of successful the Treble with the Premier League facet.

Barça coach Xavi Hernández needed to deliver him in so as to add creativity within the last third, but additionally for his expertise, and he accepts he has to large function to play in serving to the workforce recuperate from shedding to Madrid.

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“There may be additionally a duty for myself, as a extra skilled participant, to not permit the squad to simply let issues occur,” he added. “No, we’d like resistance.”

Defeat in El Clásico was Barça’s first in all competitions this season, though attracts in opposition to Getafe, Mallorca and Granada meant they went into the weekend in third place within the in a position, behind Madrid and Girona.

Gündogan’s aim had given Barça a deserved lead on the break.However after Fermín López and Iñigo Martínez hit the woodwork for the house facet, Bellingham’s twelfth and thirteenth objectives of a spectacular season helped Los Blancos flip issues round.

Xavi felt the outcome was an unfair reflection on the sport.

“The abstract of the sport could be very easy,” he stated in his postmatch information convention. “We had 60 actually good minutes and scored one aim. Madrid had 20 good minutes and scored twice.

“However that is soccer, for those who do not rating the second… We’d like 5 or 6 [chances] to attain a aim. With three, they rating two. That is soccer and that is Madrid.”

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