Barcelona to fight in the Champions League says Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong of FC Barcelona. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Frenkie de Jong of FC Barcelona. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Barcelona have quite an uphill battle against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 second leg. The Catalans lost the first leg at home 4-1 and now they must score at least four against the French champions if they want to carry on in the competition.

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One might expect any team in this situation to just pack up their bags and look forward to the next season but not Barcelona. The Blaugrana have always been fighters and this is not the first time they had to overcome massive odds. Frenkie de Jong in a recent interview has reaffirmed that they will not bow out of the competition but rather go out fighting.

Barcelona midfielder says team won’t go down without a fight

The Dutch player has been an integral part of Ronald Koeman‘s team and he has finally started to shine. In a pre-match press conference, the confident midfielder told the reporters,

"“We want to go to Paris to compete, Of course we believe it’s possible. We have to have to believe in our chances and show what we can do. After that, we will see what happens.”“I think you should always believe, it starts with belief, so we believe we can come back. We have to show it tomorrow, we will see how it goes tomorrow but we always have belief that we can come back from behind, for sure.”Source SPORT"

He went on to talk about Barcelona’s good run of form and he highly believes that there is a possibility of another comeback. The Catalans recently overturned a difficult match against Sevilla and thus this could also give them the extra boost in confidence. Apart from that, Koeman’s team has also managed to put themselves back in the La Liga title race and they sit only three points behind league leaders, Atletico Madrid.

Their new rejuvenated form along with PSG’s injury woes, gives the Catalans a glimmer of hope. However, all they need is a chance and the players will try their best to succeed. The youngsters have been performing extraordinarily under Koeman and now that the club finally has a president, it seems like Barcelona is a complete team once again.

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