Ronald Koeman in the meeting against the Elche


Koeman, happy with Riqui Puig: "I like him to go out and not lower his arms"

Published:24/01/2021 - 19:51h

Updated:25/01/2021 - 00:21h

Ronald Koeman appeared before the Movistar microphone after Barça's victory against Elche. The Dutchman was satisfied with the victory and praised Riqui Puig and Frenkie de Jong for the goals.

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Ronald Koeman showed "very happy" by the triumph in Elche and elogió the game without balloon and the pressure of his team. "I am very happy by how have won. We have had a lot of parties in the last days and have been concentrated. We were upper on the contrary. We have had patience, have stolen balloons. It has been difficult to mark because had to a lot of people behind. But we have presionado well and the key has been our game without balloon", said.

The technician also referred to the camera of 'Movistar' on the options of the culés in this League, that reduce by fault of the efficiency of the Athletic of Madrid. "We try to do it well, but the Athletic follows strong", commented. In spite of everything, the Dutch elogió the good moment of his. "They are 23 of 27. The key is if we can show that, in spite of the calendar with so many parties, are concentrated", declared.

But no all has been to sew and sing for the Barcelona in Elche, since an error of Óscar Mingueza almost costs the 1-1. The míster praised to Ter Stegen, that saved to his with a paradón with the foot. "They have not had options, only have had an occasion and has been by our big failure in defence. But Ter Stegen has been very well in the one against one. Less bad that have to a big goalkeeper, because they could have empatado", stood out.

On the other hand, it stood out the improvement that is having Frenkie of Jong in the offensive appearance. The mediocampista went back to mark in the Martínez Valero and assisted to Riqui Puig in the 0-2, something that Koeman values very positively. "The three forwards are not sufficient, need that the midfield players mark. It is well that mark and that assist. It is growing. We want that the midfield players step the area and go up", indicated.

Of Riqui, author of the 0-2, praised his so much and his attitude to face the meeting. "It has gone out well and also it has jumped very well. It has arrived to the area, that is where want to have to the midfield players. It likes me that Riqui do not go down the arms, like this have to be all in spite of not having minutes, enjoy when the trainer gives you minutes and show that you can have minutes. And besides, it has marked. In spite of having few minutes has had his importance in the party", affirmed.

Koeman Spoke of the drop of Busquets in front of the Athletic

Finally, the trainer barcelonista pronounced on the drop of Sergio Busquets of face to next party of League. The one of Badia saw his fifth yellow card in front of the ilicitanos and will not be on 31 January in the Camp Nou in front of the Athletic Club. "We know that has five cards and it is necessary to accept his drop. But before there is a party theWednesday . Already we will see how we solve it of face the Sunday", finalised.

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