Ronald Koeman in press conference


Ronald Koeman: "Leo Messi will not be able to rest anymore"

Published:1/12/2020 - 14:32h

Updated:2/12/2020 - 09:24h

Ronald Koeman appeared in front of the media in the usual previous press conference to the party of Champions League against the Ferencváros

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This Wednesday at night, the FC Barcelona will play against the Ferencváros in the fifth party of the phase of groups of the Champions League. This Tuesday to the midday, Ronald Koeman appeared in front of the media to speak about the keys of a meeting with several drops by technical decision, due to the fact that the team is mathematically classified for eighth.

The Dutch technician trusts a new victory that approach more the first place of the group. "It will be a party complicated, has men of quality and speed up. Ours defence has to be concentrated. It is necessary to control his offensive game and hurt in the spaces that find. Against the Juve played well, with five defences, and until the time added had the tie but lost at the end. The most important was to classify us for the following round and already attain it in Kiev, but want to remain like first of group and have three points of advantage with the Juventus with two parties for contesting", commented.

Ronald Koeman also spoke on the absence of Leo Messi by technical decision. "It is not usual that rest, know it, but in this calendar of this season there were two moments that could him give rest: in Kiev and morning. Already we are classified. And besides like this I give him opportunities to others. The party of LaLiga of the Saturday it is necessary to win it. It is moment that it rest. From morning no longer there will be possibility to do it. It would like us have it always, but have spoken with him and have asked him, and the final decision is of the trainer", ensured.

On this, Ronald Koeman left clear that, in spite of that the figures goleadoras of Leo Messi are not the ones of previous years, keeps on being an indispensable player for the game of the team. "Has a lot of importance in our attack because if it arrives him the balloon there are movements... And quality in his passes... No always they can mark more than 30 goals. But it works well and it keeps on being important in the team and in the attack", explained.

"It is necessary to trust the players of the filial"

In this regard of the effective of the staff in defence, Ronald Koeman spoke on Samuel Umtiti -to the that relegó to play with the filial- and Ronald Araújo. "Umtiti Will play morning with the Barça B and is near to go back. Araujo Has trained a part with the group, but do not want to risk with him. It has to be to the one hundred by one hundred. Maybe it was for the next, or the Juventus or Raise. But we want to the people well, that was to the one hundred by one hundred", commented.

Also it spoke of Gerard Hammered, lesionado gravely in the knee. "I speak with him, every day it is in the morning in the Sportive City, doing work of strength. I am not the doctor, have not influenced in his final decision of not to operate. For this are the doctors and he. Like this it is better that recover . I do not know when we will have he. But I expect that it play some parties this season", said.

In front of the injury of the central, Ronald Koeman does not doubt in trusting the quarry. "The of the injuries is bad luck. The economic situation also has influenced in the planning. We have given possibilities to Araujo, Mingueza... It is necessary to give opportunities to the people of the club, because it is the future. If you can not improve because there is not money for fichar give opportunities to the footballers of the basic football, like this have worked in Holland", commented.

Of Martin Braithwaite spoke well and recognised him his good work in the forward. "We have tried to see in the parties which is our best attack and the best positions of each player. By his work, has deserved play and in some parties, besides, sometimes need a 9. It deserves play. There is competition with the people from above", said.

On the other hand, Ronald Koeman is not concerned by his place the elections. "No me incomoda that it speak of me. It is not something new and when I came knew of the situation, the elections could be in March or in January. Have agreement of two years and already will see who wins. It is normal that speak of the candidates, is important for the future of the club. We have to work and take out the maximum performance of the team and already will see what happens in the future", signalled.

Signings, after the elections

On the other hand, Ronald Koeman denied to speak of possible incorporations, something that will value when it arrive the new president. "It is not the moment to speak of incorporations. First it is necessary to speak inside and know who is the president. They can influence a lot of things. It does not like me speak of positions neither of names. It is a lack of respect to the players. The decisions already will take them in January", sentenced.

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