Ronald Koeman, during a press conference with the FC Barcelona


Koeman assures that the match against Atlético is not a 'final'

Published:7/05/2021 - 14:59h

Updated:7/05/2021 - 15:34h

Ronald Koeman appeared before the media before FC Barcelona-Atlético de Liga. The Dutchman spoke of this decisive match that could mark the future of the league title

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Ronald Koeman spoke in press conference before the FC Barcelona-Athletic of Madrid of this Saturday. Although many catalog the meeting as 'final' of LaLiga for being first against third, the trainer barcelonista left clear that under his point of view the result of the crash will not be so decisive as it is commenting . "I do not think that the final result was decisive neither for us neither for the other", began.

The míster, nevertheless, knows that yes it could be an important step in the achievement of the title suspender belt. "It is very important, clear, because they remain few days. I understand that between our party and the Madrid-Seville can serve him to one of the four to step important", affirmed. In this sense, recognised that it sees to the Barça champion if it wins the four commitments that has by in front, including of course in front of the Madrilenian.

"It is necessary to be mentally strong to face this party. Be well, play well, with aggressiveness when we do not have the balloon. We are convinced that we will do a good party and that if we win the four that remain will be champions", signalled. Besides, to continuation, the Dutch tried to do an analysis of how will go out the Athletic to play to the Camp Nou this Saturday.

"In some parties the Athletic has gone to presionar more. It is necessary to be ready. Each one looks for his quality, his way to be. We know that the Barça always has been a team of attack. It is necessary to be faithful to one same. We will not change. We expect a team that when they do not have balloon will be very together without leaving spaces", indicated, leaving fall that it does not expect to an Atleti that go to presionar very up.

In this sense, Koeman deepened in the game of one and another group and stood out the importance to be fine in the last third of the field to hurt him to the colchoneros. "We are two very good teams, that struggle with two teams more. The style of each one is different, but there are more ways to win things. We have to be well with balloon. The Athletic closes well and our game in the last part of the field has to be very good to create opportunities and be effective", declared.

Koeman Did not want to 'wet' with Suárez and Dembélé

On the other hand, it did not want to desvelar if Ousmane Dembélé will be headline. The French did not play neither an alone minute in Mestalla the past weekend and is not to title from 10 April in the Classical against the Real Madrid. "I have all. They are technical decisions. It can play or it can be in the bench. Tomorrow we will put the team that think that it is better to win the party", said, without desvelar if it will bet or no by him.

Finally, it did not want to give him importance to the reunion of Luis Suárez with his ex mates in the Barcelona. "It will be something odd for the same player and for players of our team. But we are professional and each one does the maximum for his team. It does not be necessary to give more turns and have to concentrate us in our players. How we can cancel his game, how presionar, where have to be attentive...", it concluded.

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