Iván Cuellar believes the Blaugrana players are not good losers after they did not salute most of the Leganes team on Wednesday
Leganes did what most people didn’t think it could happen: the dead-bottom La Liga team was able to overcome a 0-1 deficit and ended up defeating Barcelona 2-1.
And the result was so shocking, that Leganes goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar noticed that most of the players from the Blaugrana side did not congratulate their rivals.
“We are a humble side. but I like it when people who are used to winning lose, salute the other team and say congratulations, something Barcelona did not do to any of our players,” he told Cadena Ser.
“None of the Barcelona players came after the game to speak to us, and I think that is an ugly gesture. I don’t think anyone noticed, but I wanted to say this.”
“When I got to my locker and I picked up my mobile, it was so heated up — just like the Barca players were! I had lots of WhatsApp messages,” he added.
“I probably will not see the replays of the saves I made because the most important thing was the work that the team did. One knows perfectly well when one does a good job and when he does badly.”
“We started badly and I honestly thought I could have done better on the goal. But Barca didn’t start the second half well and we took advantage in one minute,” Cuellar explained.
“The key was to hold on for the opening 30 minutes of the second half, and we did just that. We really needed this win, It’s very important, more so because it comes against one of the best teams in the world.”
— C.D. Leganés (@CDLeganes) September 26, 2018