Jordi Cruyff regrets the attitude of Barcelona fans who dropped Ousmane Dembele’s mentality during the Blaugrana’s 1-1 draw against Napoli in the first leg of the 2021-2022 Europa League last 16 at Camp Nou, Friday (18/2/2022) WIB / Photo: Heavy
In the first leg of the 2021-2022 Europa League last 16, Barcelona had fallen behind first through a goal scored by Piotr Zielinski (29 ‘). The new hosts could equalize in the second half through a penalty kick Ferran Torres.
In this match, Xavi Hernandez finally fielded Dembele for the first time this year. The French player came on in the 65th minute to replace Adama Traore.
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Instead of the welcome Dembele received, he was treated less favorably by Barcelona fans. Yes, tens of thousands of home supporters gave his whistles and jeers.
The attitude of Barcelona fans to Dembele is because the player has not yet talked about his contract. But Jordi said the taunts given to Dembele should not be carried out.
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Jordi believes that when a player plays for Barcelona, the fans must also fully support him regardless of the player’s contractual problem. Moreover, the coach, Xavi Hernandez trusted him to play Dembele.
“You have to support all the players who wear the jersey, from the first day to the last,” said Jordi, quoted by Football Espana, Friday (18/2/2022).
“Sometimes things don’t go the way you want, Dembele doesn’t renew, but if the coach uses him you have to support him when he plays.”