Barcelona’s new signing Clement Lenglet has spoken of his joy at joining the Catalan giants, revealing that a key component that’s made him so happy to make the switch to the Nou Camp is not having to play against Lionel Messi.
“I am really happy to be here, because I don’t have to play against them now,” Lenglet said to Barca TV, via SPORT.
“[Lionel] Messi is the best in the world. He dominates games easily and can score at any moment from wherever he wants.
“If you have some luck, you can stop him a little bit, but then someone else catches you out.”
He added: “When you play with good players, the adaption is a little bit easier and here every player is at the top level.
“Barça’s philosophy is to bring the ball out from the back and it’s the only club in the world that plays this way. Everyone has told me how incredible the city is, too, and that when you sign for Barça you never want to leave.”
Lenglet joined Sevilla in 2017 from French club AS Nancy, making 73 appearances for Los Rojiblancos (scoring four goals and adding an assist).