FC Barcelona showed incredible energy yesterday night to defeat Celta Vigo despite falling down by two goals with only fifteen minutes remaining. Barcelona, on the other hand, did not take much time to overcome this disadvantage, scoring three goals in 10 minutes to finally win this game.
The comeback was fueled mostly by Lewandowski, who scored the first two goals, but the Portuguese fullback, Joao Cancelo, also played a significant role in turning the score around. He assisted on Lewandowski’s second goal and scored the game-winning goal himself.
Cancelo on his performance against Celta Vigo
As SPORT has reported, Cancelo was one of the players who spoke to the media after the match. The player was quite honest in his remarks and admitted that he was not playing at his best level earlier in the match:
“Personally, I was having a very poor match. Technically, I was making a lot of mistakes. We need to stay focused until the end. It’s important to win even when playing poorly, but we need to improve.”
He further added:
“I was mentally lost, and I made many technical errors, which is not normal in my game because I’ve made a lot of bad passes. But it’s better to play poorly and win than to play well and lose.”
Cancelo also recognized that he was currently in the Catalan club only on a loan, and will have to perform at his best to continue playing here, while also confessing that his desire was to continue at Barcelona:
“If I perform, the club will want to keep me. If I don’t perform, they’ll let me go. Playing for the club is a dream, and scoring this goal is very important, but I don’t leave with good feelings.”
Patience; the decisive factor
Finally, Cancelo remarked on the game, identifying the major reason why the squad was successful in turning the score around:
“Celta played very defensively, which made the game difficult, but we were patient.” The three points were the most essential, and we now have a total of 16.”
Cancelo has been in amazing form ever since joining Barcelona from Manchester City this summer. The player has been instrumental in the last three matches, and with his fighting spirit shown tonight, Barcelona have much more reason to be optimistic about their chances of winning silverware this season.