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Barcelona still believe we can reach Copa del Rey final, says Frenkie de Jong

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The midfielder’s not giving up hope yet

Sevilla v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Frenkie de Jong says Barcelona still believe they can make it to the final of the Copa del Rey despite a 2-0 first-leg semi-final defeat to Sevilla.

Jules Kounde opened the scoring for the hosts, while a late strike from Ivan Rakitic means Barca have a mountain to climb in the return game at the Camp Nou.

De Jong admits it’s a tough scoreline but says his team have not given up hope yet of making another comeback.

“It’s very tough when you lose the first game 2-0, but there is still one game left,” he said.

”We thought we were going to score, we have shown that we are very strong mentally, we will see in the second leg, we believe we can reach the final.

“If we keep on working hard and we fight for everything there is. We’re going to give everything in the second game.”

Source | Mundo Deportivo

Barca have quite a few games to play before the teams meet again in the competition.

The Catalan giants take on Alaves, Cadiz, Elche and Sevilla in La Liga and also have the small matter of a visit from PSG in the Champions League before their second leg tie.