After the debacle of Barcelona, eliminated at the first change in the group stage, an image was nailed in the memory of the Barça fan. Television cameras ‘caught’ Lenglet laughing alongside Lewandowski despite the elimination. That generated the anger of the fans against the French defender and he had to apologize through his social networks.
“I want to send a message to the culé fans. The first is my sadness for yesterday’s result, this club only deserves the greatest and we have not been able to comply with it. The second is to explain an image of me in which I smile with Lewandowski about something that it had just happened in that instant. It is a specific reaction that in no way reflects my feeling for the result. My values are unquestionable and anyone who knows me knows my commitment and my love for my profession, for Barça and especially for its fans. I would never have a reaction like that for something that has hurt so much since yesterday. Today we are very sad but now we have a mission: to give Barça back where it deserves,” Lenglet has published on his Instagram account.
In what is not an apology to use, the French has come out to explain the scene that has generated an avalanche of criticism. Lenglet argues that his smile was due to ‘a punctual reaction’.
It remains to be seen if the message will calm the anger of the Barça fans. Something that can be verified in the next game that the French central plays at the Camp Nou, which will be on Saturday 18 against Elche.
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