Thursday, 12 September 2019
Clement Lenglet Admire Paolo Maldini and Laurent Blanc
DBasia.news – Sebastian Lenglet, the father of Barcelona defender, Clement Lenglet, revealed two legendary defenders who became the child’s idol: Paolo Maldini and Laurent Blanc.
Clement Lenglet came to Barcelona at the start of the 2018-2019 season. At that time, Lenglet was brought to superimpose Samuel Umtiti on the Blaugrana backline.
However, an impressive appearance made Clement Lenglet slowly become the first choice at Barcelona’s backline. Lenglet is a tandem of Gerard Pique.
Clement Lenglet has the right idol so he can be a reliable defender. When he was young, Lenglet idolized the game Paolo Maldini and Laurent Blanc.
According to his father, Clement Lenglet idolized Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho. However, since becoming a defender, Lenglet only paid attention to two figures.
“As a child, Clement Lenglet watched a lot of videos of Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho playing. However, everything has changed since he was 14 years old,” the father recalled.
“Clement Lenglet has had two new references since then. Clement watched Paolo Maldini and Laurent Blanc. He could spend hours watching videos of the two players.”
“From Laurent Blanc, Clement learned quite a lot. He came to better understand the importance of anticipating the attacker’s opponent’s movements,” said Clement Lenglet’s father.
Clement Lenglet has some similarities with Laurent Blanc. Aside from being both from France, Lenglet also followed Blanc’s lead to defend Barcelona.