Barcelona defender Jules Kounde has revealed that the team had to fight really hard in order to overcome Porto in the Champions League.
Recall that Barca had to come from a goal down to defeat Porto 2-1 on Tuesday at Camp Nou.
Pepe had Porto ahead before Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix struck for the hosts.
However, in a chat with TribalFootball, Koinde stated that Porto made life difficult for Barca after the team went a goal down.
“We feel really satisfied, really happy to qualify for the knockout round after two straight seasons without staying in this competition.
“First of all let’s recognise Porto’s quality. They pressed us well but it was clear that in the second half we improved a lot. It’s demanding here at Barcelona.