Leo Messi, greeting to Ronald Koeman


Koeman confesses: Messi's hunger, Griezmann's problems and Barça signings

Published:10/11/2020 - 22:08h

Updated:11/11/2020 - 00:53h

Ronald Koeman gave two interviews in which he spoke about Leo Messi, Ansu Fati or the Barcelona transfer market. The Dutchman was as clear as ever and acknowledged that the '10' continues with the same hunger as always

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Ronald Koeman spoke with the two sportive newspapers more known of Catalonia, 'Sport' and 'Sportive World'. Both newspapers gave both advances on this interview that will publish this next Wednesday. In these fragments, the trainer barcelonista spoke on Leo Messi​ and his competitive hunger, of Ansu Fati and of his injury, or of Antoine Griezmann, that does not finish of enchufarse and comes under scrutiny.

Of the rosarino began explaining how was the first conversation that both kept. "When I arrived, they said me that Messi was dissatisfied. We speak in his house. It explained me his reasons and I was sincere. I said him that I the only that I can change are the things of the football; the system of game, his position in the field, his importance in the team. But the things that he had had with the club I could not change them", explained.

After clearing the situation between both, the relation of Leo with the one of Zaandam has been good, by what the technician does not doubt in defending him in front of the criticisms. For him, the attitude of the '10' is blameless and follows having the same win to win of always. "Messi has showed me be a person that wants to win things, be the best, and keep on being the best, although it have had his problems with the club. Nowadays, the Barça has been, is and goes to be better team with Messi that without him", espetó, for 'Sport'.

On the other hand, it left clear that if it contrives is to recover the best version of Griezmann, although it left the ball in the roof of the forward, that has to improve and take a step forward. "It is necessary to recover him. It is working well, although he same said recently that his performance has to improve. The players can go through moments of doubts and we can help him to look for the best of himself same, but at the end always is in hands of the player", declared.

Koeman Spoke of Ansu and asked signings

In 'MD' centred in the injury of Ansu, that has left touched to the Barcelona, as the same Koeman recognises. "Yes, it is a hard hit. It will be missing us by a time a good player, of band, that could play of '9' and that has showed to have performance. Ojalá Shortly put well and recover of his operation", said. In spite of everything, thinks that it is necessary to see the things as they are and try go out forward. "It is necessary to accept it and assume it, it is necessary to give opportunities to other players", signalled.

Finally, the Dutch left clear that it wants to fichar this winter, but admitted that everything goes to depend of the club and of the economic muscle that have to do it. "With Ramon Plans always speak of the future, of what can fichar and where need more, but knowing the moment of the club economically, can not ask a lot. Already I have said several times that is missing us something more. If there are possibilities, will try to look for signings", finalised.

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