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The coach of FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman, spoke about him Leo Messi’s performance, who has only scored one goal, and a penalty, in the four league games that the culé team has played, and assured that although he considers that he is not offering his best version, he is not worried because he sees him happy.
“It may be that at this time your performance may be better, but watching the player day by day he is happy, training well and concentrated “, assured the Dutch technician.
“He wants to play and be the captain, in that sense not a complaint. And then there is also bad luck, the ball to the post could enter. I have no doubt about Messi’s performance“He added in this regard on the ’10’.
“He wants to play and be the captain, in that sense no complaints. I have NO doubt about Messi’s performance”
It was also shown careful about Ousmane Dembélé. “I agree, he had too many losses in the first half of the game, but it’s his way of risking and playing, and to go inside. But there were a lot of people and I told him to be more open, and in the second half he was better. He works to win minutes and games, but there is competition in attack, “he warned.
“I’m not disappointed, all the players try to do their best. Of course we have to improve things in the game, but we train with intensity. I see the group happy, although not because of the last result, as is normal. I can criticize but I can’t be disappointed, there are things to improve but it is my job to talk to them to improve, “he clarified.
Beyond individualisms, he sees his team as a group and wants to open the Champions League this Tuesday against Ferencvaros with victory and without excuses. “It is always important to win after a defeat, and starting on the right foot and winning in the Champions League is important, especially to win at home. For me this game is just as important as another, even if the opponent’s name is different”, acknowledged.
“Being at Barça you have to play to win titles. But there are more strong teams, and you have to prove it. Knowing that we are not the top favorite because of what has happened lately, but we can go far, “he said at a press conference.
They open their path against a lesser rival, the Hungarian Ferencváros, although they do not think it will be an easy match “seeing the physique of the rivals. “We will put together a strong team to win the game. We are not thinking of putting people to rest for Saturday, because we expect a difficult opponent,” he said.
“We are not thinking of resting people for the Classic Saturday”
He next Saturday the Classic will take place, but made it clear that he doesn’t think about it right now. “There is no week more important than the others. We want to start off on the right foot, winning the game, and have peace of mind. We are preparing for a home game, and it is important to win at home, “he said of the European match.
In addition, after losing in Getafe in LaLiga, he recalled that “there is always pressure to win.” “We know the situation of the club, off the field, but we cannot influence it. Yes we can influence the new system, it is normal that there are complicated moments but we are optimistic for tomorrow,” he said.