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Koeman Has clear to his favourite for the Balloon of Gold

Published:18/07/2021 - 15:26h

Updated:18/07/2021 - 15:27h

Ronald Koeman estimates that Lionel Messi is the big favourite for the Balloon of Gold after the conquest of the Glass America with Argentina. The Dutch also has valued positively the signings of Agüero, Eric García, Memphis Depay and Emerson Royal

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Although still luce very far the date of delivery of the next Balloon of Gold, a prize that obtained for the last time Lionel Messi in 2019 after the cancellation of the past year that prevented to Robert Lewandowski do with the trophy, begin to sound the names of the candidates to the award.

Obviously, the one of Messi is one of them after winning the past Glass America with the Argentinian selection, a title that the greater team did not reach from the edition of 1993. In spite of that several names have sounded for the prize, the one of the Barcelona captain has done it with more strength in the last days.

For Ronald Koeman, the Argentinian is the clear favourite: "it Is the captain and is an example for the team. I think that it has gone back to show once again that it is the best of the world. I know that had many win to win this Glass America. It has attained something that was working from a lot of years with his selection. For me, it is the clear favourite to carry the next Balloon of Gold".

Koeman Speaks on the signings of the Barça

The Dutch trainer also has done a balance of the incorporations concretised up to now by Joan Laporta, in first term, on Sergio Agüero: "it Is a player experienced, inside the area is very dangerous. It knows to mark in these situations. I think that the important for him is that it can be physically well. And our work is to help to the Kun to be in the best fitness so that it can explode and can give us the quality that was missing us the past year".

Also it has explained the contribution that could offer Depay: "I know well to Memphis. He knows perfectly how work I. And besides it is a player of a lot of character, of a lot of physicist and of a lot of speed. Can give us a lot in effectiveness and also knows to play in different positions in attack. It has given good steps, now in the following has to show it in a team like the FC Barcelona".

Likewise, it has estimated positively the done by Eric García in the Euro: "it Has made a good Eurocopa, this is important for any player. It plays in a position in which I was in a lot of parties. Can contribute us a lot, because I think that with balloon is very good, so it would improve our game from backwards".

Regarding Emerson Royal, also has had some words: "When you are summoned by the selection of Brazil with so good footballers, speech of the quality that has. We have followed his path, have analysed his season with the Betis. And we think that can contribute us a lot in this position".

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