Barcelona Defender Joao Cancelo Delighted with Champions League Progress
Barcelona defender Joao Cancelo expresses his happiness after securing a place in the Champions League last 16 with a win over Porto.
Cancelo Praises Barcelona's Achievement
Barcelona defender Joao Cancelo was thrilled to see his team back in the knockout stages of the Champions League after securing their place with a 2-1 win over Porto.
The Catalans have failed to make it out of the group in recent seasons but confirmed their place in the last 16 on Tuesday night.
Cancelo scored and was named the game’s MVP against Porto and was happy to share his thoughts afterwards.
Barcelona Deserve to Be in the Knockout Rounds
Cancelo believes that Barcelona deserves to be in the knockout stages of the Champions League due to their impressive performance.
He stated, 'We looked on this as a final and we won it. We are in the knockout rounds, which is where Barcelona deserve to be.'
According to Cancelo, the team's confidence may have dropped in previous seasons when the results did not go their way. However, he commended the group of players for their experience and quality, stating that they deserved the victory against Porto.
Cancelo Comfortable Playing in Different Positions
After the match, Cancelo mentioned that he felt a little tightness in his hamstring but expressed his comfort and confidence in playing down the left if needed.
He stated, 'Anything to achieve the right results.'
Cancelo's versatility provides Barcelona with additional options and flexibility in their tactics.