Ronald Koeman in press conference


Koeman talks: He defends Messi, doubts with Ter Stegen and asks for a '9'

Published:3/11/2020 - 13:45h

Updated:3/11/2020 - 17:21h

Ronald Koeman spoke at a press conference before the Champions League FC Barcelona-Dynamo Kiev. The Dutchman spoke of the clash against the Ukrainians, the situation of the team or the return of Ter Stegen

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Ronald Koeman appeared this Tuesday to the midday in press conference by the party of Champions League between the FC Barcelona and the Dynamo of Kiev. The Dutch ensured that no fía of the Ukrainians in spite of the multiple drops by coronavirus that have. Besides, it referred to the words of Quique Setién on Leo Messi​, to the criticisms that is receiving the team or to the signing of a '9' of face to the next market of signings of winter.

On the rosarino ensured that it does not agree with the Cantabrian and that has a very cordial relation with him. "It is necessary to respect the opinions. For me I Read it is the best of the world, see every day his ambition and winning character. It is not a player that have difficulties to carry, is the captain and each week speak with him on things of the field, of the changing room to have good relation. I do not agree, but he is another trainer with another character, and respect what has lived", commented.

"I do not agree with what said Setién. Messi is not a difficult player to carry"

On the other hand, it spoke of Marc-André ter Stegen, that carries almost a week training with the rest of the group and seems to be recovered of his injury. The technician did not want to say if it will play or no against the Dynamo, although it is optimistic. "Marc is training with the group from does already almost a week, see it well. Tomorrow morning we have our last training and there will be list of summoned. It is necessary to expect to then", affirmed.

On the positive by COVID of the group of Kiev, that surpass the ten, the one of Zaandam stood out that no fía, and put like example to the Shakhtar Donetsk against the Real Madrid. "Claro that influences in his quality, but also arrived Shakhtar with drops with this reason and won the past week to the Real Madrid. We want to win. Besides, it said not knowing at all on if the UEFA could suspend the crash by these positive. "They have done test this morning and it is necessary to expect to the results in the afternoon. Ojalá Can play, only can prepare it", signalled.

Koeman Subtracted importance to the fact to be trusting so much in young people like Pedri, Ansu Fati or Trincao, and confirmed that it knows that it has to take care of them so that they keep growing. "We know that have young people and of quality, always depends of the performance. Like trainer, have to protect them. Pedri Played very well against Real Madrid and Juventus, but can not put it all the parties, is the physical appearance. We do it because they deserve play", aimed.

Koeman Wants a '9' and criticises the fault of puntería

Of the arrival of a leading centre in the wintry market also pronounced . Ronald did not have problems in admitting that it has asked it, but that depends on the economy of the club, that is going through his lower hours. "All the world knows my position in this sense, already have said several times that is missing us, but the most important is to see how is the club economically in January. I can not force, I have come to the club knowing how is the economy", stood out.

"I want a forward, but can not force, have come to the club knowing how is the economy"

Besides, it recognised that it sees to the happy fans by the improvement of the Barça, in spite of the results in League, but criticised the fault of puntería of his team. "To me personally they arrive me a lot of comments that the people is happy. It is going in young people and is positive. The negative is more a subject to mark goals, are the team that has created more clear occasions by party. Each five and average mark a goal and are not happy with this figure. There is quality and players to improve in this sense", declared.

Also it took advantage of to speak of Matheus Fernandes, to the that does not see prepared to play in the double pivote. Speaking of the Brazilian, surprised that when referring to his rivals by the place referred to Carles Aleñá, but no to Riqui Puig, with which hardly is explaining. "We are working with him and it has to improve some appearances to play of '6', there are several players that can occupy this place like Aleñá. Has in front to Busquets, Of Jong, Pjanic, has to work day in day out, and for the moment is complicated by these circumstances", finalised.

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