Is that why David De Gea made that mistake against Barcelona? Richard Lee has a theory – Love Sport Radio


David De Gea may have been affected by the psychology of playing in Spain, according to Love Sport's goalkeeping specialist Richard Lee.

De Gea could do nothing to prevent Lionel Messi's opening goal in the top right corner, but the second was a kick that the Spanish goalkeeper let out under the body.

The 28-year-old striker was once again beaten by Philippe Coutinho for the third goal that sealed the fate of Manchester United but former Watford and Brentford goalkeeper Lee believes that the only goal that De Gea could have avoided could have been a problem.

"He does not have the reputation in Spain that he has in England. Here we see him as a world-class player and one of the best not only in England in the world," Lee said on Love Sport Drive (weekdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.). ).

"I think he is one of the best in the world, many people said he is the number one in the world. In Spain, they do not see him like that.

"I wonder if there was any psychological effect or impact he felt last night coming back to Spain and feeling he had a point to prove.

"The moment he went through it yesterday is so uncharacteristic that I think there's something psychological there.

"I think he was very aware that he was playing in Spain and he has a point to prove."

De Gea is currently out of contract next summer and has yet to sign a new contract with United.

Reports have suggested that Solskjaer's promotion to the permanent manager was in an effort to convince the United States strong that he should remain in Old Trafford and resist the continued proposals of the leading clubs in Europe.

But Lee does not think De Gea will go anywhere when you consider what he did this season.

"Is he looking around thinking he could be on a better team?" Lee added.

"I'm sure there have been times when he did it, but in fact, if you look at his form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived, he has been excellent."


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