Digne: M’gladbach win just what Barca needed

Barcelona full-back Lucas Digne believes the 4-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach was just what the team needed after their Clasico disappointment.

The Catalans were leading arch-rivals Real Madrid 1-0 last weekend before a late equaliser from Sergio Ramos spoiled their party.

However, Barca bounced back with a thrashing of M'gladbach in the Champions League in midweek, and Digne was delighted with the momentum they regained.

"The best medicine after a disappointment is a great team performance and a convincing victory, so now we have moved on," Digne told Goal.

"We were disappointed right after El Clasico, because they scored such a late goal. We felt that we deserved a win, but we didn't get it."

Digne went on to talk about his role in the team, crediting his experience in Italy for his improved defensive skills.

"In my position on the pitch my first job is defence, and a clean sheet feels like scoring a goal for all defenders," he continued. "In Italy they are the masters of organising a defence, and I learned a lot about defending, especially when I was at Roma with Luciano Spalletti and his coaching staff.

"But of course in Barca – like at Roma – I am also an extra player in attack. I want to be a part of the decisive situations in attack – just like I was in Italy."

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