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|Club as Player||Barcelona FC|
2018 11 17 Retrieve
[Clement Lenglet talks about Barcelona team-mate Leo Messi] As a rival you can try and stop [Messi] but we always knew that it was very difficult. As a team-mate it is different because he can change the face of the game and he is still a very humble person, he has a lot of respect for everybody and that makes him even more legendary
2020 05 21 Retrieve
[Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet says he wants to stay and fight for his place in the starting XI next season] You never really know what the future will be like when you are a football player, but I hope to be at Barcelona next season, yes. It will obviously depend on the transfer window, this is a special period for the clubs and we’re safe, but I hope to stay.
There are several reasons for [being dropped]. The arrival of the new coach, Samuel [Umtiti] who was good when he played. I played a lot, too, [Umtiti and I] are pretty much the same. But I didn’t play in the Clasico. It was a little disappointing for me, but it is part of the life of a footballer. I prepare myself well and hope to play regularly. I have been fortunate to experience some pretty crazy things for a very short time, I hope it will last. There were bound to be special moments in the season but it remains a good season, I discovered the French team, I played games one after the other, it was a great year for me
2020 06 10 Retrieve
[Clement Lenglet says Lionel Messi is ready to help Barcelona win La Liga and the Champions League after a well-earned rest] He is ready for what is to come. For players like Messi, Antoine [Griezmann], Busi [Sergio Busquets] […] who play all the time - as well as with their national teams - and travel a lot, the lockdown was a good thing. They’ve been able to rest.
Luis has had time to recover without rushing. He’s looking good in training and seems very comfortable on the ball. He is going to help us a lot. We will have to work as best we can to compete for both trophies to the best of our ability. We want to continue working to win the Champions League. I think that we are in good shape; it’s a peculiar season, but we are going to be working to the maximum to win both trophies
We don’t know if he’ll be ready for the end of the season, but he’s working to come back as soon as possible. We want him to return quickly, because he has a style that helps us a lot when he plays and that is very different to what we have right now.
[Lenglet added on trying to earn a regular place in Setien’s starting XI] I continue to work to play every game. I think that in the games that I have played, I’ve done a pretty good job. My job is to make things difficult for the coach; to make it so that when he thinks about the team at night, he has to make difficult decisions. I’m comfortable here and delighted to be here. I want to continue playing and winning trophies. I’ve had two very good years here, and I want to continue in the same way.
2020 06 11 Retrieve
[Clement Lenglet on Messi’s condition] He is ready for what is to come. For players like Messi, Antoine [Griezmann], Busi [Sergio Busquets] […] who play all the time - as well as with their national teams - and travel a lot, the lockdown was a good thing. They’ve been able to rest
2020 06 30 Retrieve
[Griezmann knows he can do better] Antoine is well integrated in the dressing room, there really is no problem. On the pitch, he himself knows he can do better. But we must not forget his statistics. He has still scored 14 goals and created several assists. For a first season, it’s not bad. But, for Antoine, he is playing in a different style to what he was better used to at Atletico, and he is a player with whom we are very demanding. But I see him working hard in training, it can only get better. It’s always the same when a Barca striker doesn’t score for two games, that’s he’s in trouble. When he scores two goals, it looks like Super-Antoine is back.