France and Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet has admitted he felt a Champions League hangover going into last season with Barcelona.
The defender said their 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich left him raging and he felt empty for days as it was the first time he had soaked so many goals.
“I left that game raging. Taking such a sizeable 8-2 defeat hurt me a lot, I was worn out. I felt empty for a few days. It's very hard to digest, it hurt so much, so much. It was the first time I'd let so many goals in, in a game," Lenglet told L'Equipe.
The player felt that the drubbing was one of the reasons he didn’t start the 2020/21 season strongly as he would have wished.
“Maybe that game influenced my season, it was not good in all ways, but not just that. I started with a physical deficit because I was worn out. I took two or three months to get my feeling back," he added.
The player further revealed that he had a talk with his national team coach Didier Deschamps after the defeat.
“He told me to be patient and that I shouldn't worry about anything. They are normal problems and they happen, they happened to him too."