Harvey Barnes

Missed Chances Proved Costly, Says Barnes

Academy graduate Harvey Barnes felt Leicester City were not clinical enough during their 1-1 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace on Monday.
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- Leicester City were disappointed to return from south London with a 1-1 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace, says Harvey Barnes
- Barnes, 23, believes City deserved to claim all three points after an impressive first-half display
- The Academy graduate scored an 83rd-minute equaliser for the Foxes at Selhurst Park
- He has now found the net eight times in 21 games in all competitions for his boyhood club

Despite a string of goalscoring opportunities in the opening 45 minutes, City were unable to capitalise and found themselves a goal down on 58 minutes, when Wilfried Zaha rounded off a Palace counter-attack.

But, as they had done against Manchester United just two days earlier in a 2-2 draw at King Power Stadium, the Foxes came from behind to earn a point from the clash.

“I think we've come in at the end of the game disappointed, which is a good thing because it shows that the boys aren't happy with a draw,” Barnes reflected to LCFC TV after levelling matters late on.

“They want to go on and win every game that we go into, so team-wise, that's really good, but yes, I think we had a lot of chances today, which we could have put to bed. We could have easily gone and got three points today.


Barnes: We're Disappointed Not To Win

Goalscorer Harvey Barnes reacts to Leicester City's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in the Club's final fixture of 2020.

“I think we had multiple chances in the first half, where we could have gone ahead in the game. We spoke before the game and said the first goal was going to be important. So, to go behind is disappointing.

“If you go behind in the Premier League, it's always difficult to come back to win. It's something that we always try to do, get ahead, but, like I say, we missed chances in the first half. Of course, we had the penalty miss as well, which proved costly, really.”

It was Barnes’ eighth goal of the season in all competitions that ultimately secured Leicester a point at Selhurst Park, and while the No.15 was thrilled to find the net, he was left frustrated at the end result.

Barnes said: “The left foot seems to be working at the minute! But, obviously, I'm happy to, of course, get the goal, but it came too late in the game.

“We didn't give ourselves enough time to go and get another goal. We did have chances after that, but nothing where we could go and steal the points, so as a whole and personally, we're disappointed.

I think that showed in the first half, we were playing some great football. We created a lot of chances. It was just that finishing touch which we couldn't quite add.

Harvey Barnes LCFC TV

Barnes’ second Premier League goal in as many games saw him complete 173 minutes in the space of just three, and the 23-year-old winger underlined the quality City’s squad currently possess ahead of a six-day pause in action.

“I wasn't 100 per cent sure,” Barnes said when asked about his involvement versus Roy Hodgson’s men. “I only found out yesterday, so it was a quick turnaround, but we made sure that recovery yesterday was spot on.

“I think, going into the game, we did feel fairly fresh, didn't feel too leggy, so I managed to get through both 90s, which is a tough test, within two days, but it's what we're here for.

“We've got so much quality within the squad. The lads are always ready to step in as soon as they get called upon.

“I think that showed in the first half, we were playing some great football. We created a lot of chances. It was just that finishing touch which we couldn't quite add.”




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