Koeman, seleccionador of the Dutch selection


Koeman: "Everyone knows that my dream is to train Barça one day"

Published:6/06/2020 - 19:09h

Updated:6/06/2020 - 19:09h

Ronald Koeman spoke again about Barça and the possibility of ending up on the bench in the future. The Dutch admitted that he rejected a Barca offer in winter and also spoke about his compatriot Frenkie de Jong

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Ronald Koeman was the second candidate in which it thought the FC Barcelona when it decided to cease to Ernesto Valverde. The Dutch was the 'plan b' and after the "no" of Xavi Hernández, that was the favourite, decided to go to by him. But the Dutch, as it has explained in an interview for 'Catalonia Ràdio', also refused the proposal. The technician had agreement with Holland and wanted to be in the Eurocopa with his country, by what in any moment posed accept.

"I received a call of the Barça, already have said it several times, but I had to fulfil my word with the selection, thinking in that moment in the Eurocopa of this summer, before the virus changed it all", declared. The Eurocopa has finish postponing to the 2021, as all the world knows already, by what the Dutch will remain there at least until this date. "Nowadays the most important is the selection, what happen in the future anybody knows it", commented.

Nevertheless, in his agreement follows existing a clause that would allow him leave to the Barcelona after the Eurocopa. His dream keeps on being to seat in the Barcelona bench and expects to have this opportunity in the future. "All the world knows that it is a dream for me train some day to the Barça. Ojalá Have another possibility in the future, I still trust that like this it will be, but also will depend on my path, because it is necessary to have a lot of experience to train to a team like east", commented.

Besides, the legend barcelonista also spoke of Frenkie of Jong, his pupilo in Holland. The technician follows thinking that his compatriot will finish shining and triumphing in the Camp Nou. "Frenkie Is very young and it is necessary to give him time. I am convinced that in little time goes to show his quality in the Barça, as it showed it in the Ajax and shows it in the selection. I do not have any doubt that it is a player for the Barça", confessed.

Koeman Thinks that Of Jong surrenders more than mediocentro

The preparador Dutch referred to the ideal position so that the ex 'ajacied' take out the best of himself same. For him, although it is positive that play also of interior, where more stands out is in the mediocentro. "It is a player that can adapt to a more advanced position of which is accustomed to play, but I think that his best position is the one of Busquets, near of the defence. There it played in the Ajax and plays in the selection, but for him is not bad to adapt to other zones", recognised.

The typical of Jong has declared in several occasions that is not satisfied with his performance this campaign and Koeman knows that over time it will attain to find his place. He knows that it can do more, but is quite calm, sees him that it is to taste in the Barcelona, that is his team preferred and in little time will show the big player that is", said. After this stop expects that the one of Arkel of a step at the front and begin to show his best level.

Also it spoke the hero of the first Glass of Europe of the Barça on Sergiño Dest. The side of the Ajax is sounding with strength for the group blaugrana and the seleccionador 'oranje' considers that it is the perfect prototype of carrilero for a team like the culé. "Sergiño Dest Is a side for teams like the Barcelona. It is of these offensive sides with route by the band, very fast, that play well and that with the balloon are comfortable. Has a lot of future in any team", admitted.

Finally, it referred to the possibilities of the Barça in LaLiga and in this Champions League. The idea is that the maximum tournament of clubs in Europe play in August and Koeman thinks that the barcelonistas will have to improve to heave with the trophy. "It is very complicated to say a favourite. Play parties without public is totally different. Those that play home are not so favourite, as we are seeing in Germany. It is more complicated. The League will be a duel between Barça and Madrid and ojalá was the Barça the champion. To win the Champions, the Barça has to play better of what did it lately", finalised.

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