Ronald Koeman, during the previous press conference to the Barça-Levante


Koeman: "The eliminatory is complicated, but there is hope"

Published:10/02/2021 - 23:57h

Updated:11/02/2021 - 11:24h

Ronald Koeman appeared in front of the media after the Seville-FC Barcelona of Glass of Rey and did not give the eliminatory by stray

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This Wednesday, the FC Barcelona carried a very hard defeat against the Seville (2-0) in the gone of the semifinals of the Glass of the King in Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. After the meeting, Ronald Koeman, trainer of the Barcelona group, appeared in front of the media to regret the result but also to show esperanzado of face to the turn.

The Dutch trainer considers that the FC Barcelona deserved a better marker apparently on the terrain of game. "I think that we deserved more. We play well and believe occasions of goal. I consider that the result is very high so that we did it in the lawn. It is too prize for them by what has happened", manifested.

Ronald Koeman also demanded a penalti in a controversy played in the area of the Seville. "We are in a good moment, struggle. We play well, but we play against a big team, and very physical. Had opportunities. There is VAR., but I think that there is a penalti", commented.

Of face to the party of turn, Ronald Koeman thinks that the FC Barcelona is able to trace back. "It is necessary to analyse the party. There are a lot of meetings before the following meeting. There has been a big wear. It is necessary to try play and win in the turn. There is hope, although the eliminatory is complicated. But this team home is able of anything", said.

"We are well, but we play against a big team"

On the other hand, Ronald Koeman also spoke on the suplencia of Clément Lenglet, that on the contrary of what affirmed from some sectors was not lesionado. "It did not have physical problems. It has been a decision to play with Umtiti and Mingueza because there are a lot of parties. There are few people backwards and it is necessary to have to all the available footballers", signalled.

Ronald Koeman did not want to condemn to Samuel Umtiti. "We have left a lot of space in the first goal, no only in the defence, already from the half of the field. And in the second have not been well creating the offside. Umtiti Was well in the party. It has done failures like all the world. It is part of the football. It is not just to go by him. We lose all and win all", commented.

The Dutch trainer also was asked after the performance of Mateu Lahoz. "There is always the doubt in the played of the penalti. All the world has said me that it is penalti. They have done lacking, but faults of smart. They have defended very well. They are a strong team. It is a big block with a big staff", reflexionó.

The consequences of the defeat

On the changes, Ronald Koeman​ commented that "the team was well and there were not reasons to change. It did not see them very tired. There were not reasons to change". "We have been well, we have had opportunities. Have a big calendar with a lot of trips. I am impressed with the wear of the team today", added.

Finally, Ronald Koeman admitted that it does not think that the defeat against the Seville go to affect to the morals of the FC Barcelona. "I do not think that it affect them, we will follow with our mentality and delivery. We have done 11 parties out of house. And I sign for having these results. I prefer to lose another and win today, clear. But in general lines can not criticise to the team", sentenced.

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