Denis Cheryshev ‘unfazed by Barcelona fan taunts’

Denis Cheryshev ‘unfazed by Barcelona fan taunts’


Denis Cheryshev says he was unfazed by the taunts by the Barcelona fans during Los Cule’s 7-0 win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night for his part in Real Madrid’s elimination from the tournament.

The Russian winger joined Los Che on transfer deadline day and made his debut for the club in the humiliation at the Camp Nou.

The home supporters gave Cheryshev a standing ovation when he came on in the second half and sang ‘We love you’. It was his inclusion in Real’s match against Cadiz earlier this campaign that resulted in Los Blancos being thrown out.

The 24-year-old had picked up three yellow cards in the competition while on loan at Villarreal last season and was supposed to have been serving a one-game ban. Instead, he played and scored in the win in the first leg. The 10-time Champions League winners were then thrown out.

Speaking to the media about the reception he received at the Camp Nou, Cheryshev stated: “I don’t listen to any of that. I tried to do my job as best I could, concentrating on that. I just want to do my job, the rest doesn’t affect me.”

Check out the video to see how he was mocked by the Barcelona fans: