Harvey Barnes

Barnes: If You Can't Win, Don't Lose

While Leicester City always want to win, the Foxes can be content with a point from Boxing Day's clash with Manchester United, says goalscorer Harvey Barnes.
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- Harvey Barnes responds to Leicester City's 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Boxing Day
- The Academy graduate netted City's first goal in the Club's maiden Premier League draw of the season
- Barnes believes the Foxes can be happy with their performance against the 20-time champions
- He also looks ahead to Monday's visit to Selhurst Park to tackle Crystal Palace (3pm GMT kick-off)

Ahead of the visit of the Red Devils, City had won nine and lost five of their 14 games in the Premier League, not sharing the spoils since a 1-1 draw at Arsenal on 7 July last season.

However, Barnes' first-half rocket levelled the scores at King Power Stadium after Marcus Rashford's opener, before an Axel Tuanzebe own goal equalled matters again following Bruno Fernandes' effort.

The 23-year-old Academy graduate believes the Foxes can be satisfied with the draw against Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men, as well as the nature of their performance on Filbert Way. 

Barnes told LCFC TV: "Of course we want to win every game that we go into, but we spoke about it before the game and at full-time: if we can't win the game, then we don't lose it.


Barnes: A Fair Reflection Of The Performance

Goalscorer Harvey Barnes responds to the 2-2 draw between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium on Boxing Day.

"From that aspect of it, we're happy with the point, yes. I enjoyed it out there today. I felt like I got a lot of the ball and got a lot of joy down that left [side].

"Every game I go into, I just want to create as much as I can and add as many goals and assists as well, so I was happy to do that.

"It's something I know I need to keep adding to my game. As an attacker, for yourself and for the team, goals are important, so I've been really happy with how I've started. I just need to keep adding to that and keep helping the team."

On the on-field duel he enjoyed with Victor Lindelöf, playing in the unfamiliar position of right-back, Barnes added: "I knew it would be a good battle. I knew it wasn't his natural position.

"There was going to be things that I could exploit, but I think, as a team, we played really well and we looked really solid. When we got the chances, we took them."

City are next in action on Monday against Crystal Palace, just two days after the United clash, at Selhurst Park and the Leicester No.15 says the objective remains the same.

"I think we spoke about it then," he continued. "The gaffer, obviously, will pick a side to make sure we're as fresh as we are.

"We'll be in for recovery tomorrow (Sunday) and then we'll see on Monday. But we're going to that game looking for three points, of course."




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