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Kounde: 'The best Barça will be on show against Manchester United'
French defender also outlines that the defence will be a crucial aspect of the game at Old Trafford
Jules Kounde has called for everyone to come together, stating his faith in the squad when it comes to winning in Manchester.
"The best Barça will be on show against Manchester United" - decisive words from Barça's number 23. "Everyone attacks and defends. Every player has to do their job to counteract their opponent", added the Frenchman. He went on to speak about the approach needed at Old Trafford: "We played well at the Spotify Camp Nou, but we have to show more intensity, we have to start ready as our opponents are rapid".
The central defender knows exactly what coach Xavi Hernández wants, "We don't want this to be an end-to-end game, we want to be in control. We have to compete well". He continued to give his tactical thoughts on the game, stating that "the defence will prove vital and it all starts by pressing high to create chances". He added his thoughts on the Red Devils too, "They are a very well organised team with great attacking potential. They are very competitive."
'The defence will prove vital and it all starts by pressing high to create chances"
Kounde concluded that this is an "important game" and that he has "a lot of faith in the team and we have the chance to make big strides in Europe. This is a very big challenge."