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Europa Play-Off: ‘This Is A Big Challenge For Us’ —Kounde Speaks Ahead Man United Vs Barcelona

Europa Play-Off: ‘This Is A Big Challenge For Us’  —Kounde Speaks Ahead Man United Vs Barcelona

Barcelona defender Jules Koundé has admitted that Thursday’s Europa League second leg play-off against Manchester United at Old Trafford is a huge challenge for the Catalan giants.

Both teams played to a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Nou Camp with Koundé scoring an own goal which put United 2-1 ahead.

Despite the pressure of the match, Koundé remained positive about Barcelona’s chances.

He acknowledged that United is a great team with but emphasised that the key to success is simply to win and advance to the next round of the competition.

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“There is obviously pressure, but it’s not negative at all. This is a big challenge for us, as we are going to face a great team, with great players, in a historic stadium. But ultimately, it’s just about winning and advancing,” Kounde was quoted by L’Équipe.

The last time Barcelona played at Old Trafford was in 2019 in the quarter-finals of the Champions League when they secured a 1-0 win.


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