Ronald Koeman, during the previous press conference to the Barça-Levante


Koeman: "If someone from the club has leaked Messi's contract, they should go"

Published:31/01/2021 - 23:58h

Updated:31/01/2021 - 23:58h

Ronald Koeman appeared in front of the media after the victory of the FC Barcelona in front of the Athletic Club of Bilbao and defended to Leo Messi

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The FC Barcelona achieved to defeat to the Athletic club of Bilbao (2-1) to put like second in LaLiga Santander after advancing to the Real Madrid. After finishing the meeting, Ronald Koeman attended to the media to express his satisfaction by the victory and also to defend the figure of Leo Messi, surrounded of controversy after the leak of his agreement.

On the Argentinian star, Ronald Koeman was conclusive. "We know, from it does long, that is the best of the world. It has done a lot for the club. It is decisive in the game. I have not seen him more motivated that other days. It is necessary to respect all what has done. It is a big player, gives us creativity up. Without Leo Messi can not aspire to a lot of things", manifested.

Ronald Koeman regretted the leak of the agreement of the Argentinian star. "What goes out in the press is to bad intention, to hurt. It is necessary to respect to Messi. It has done a lot of by the Spanish football", said, adding that "if it has been somebody of the club, is very bad. It is necessary to help to the club. If somebody of the club has filtered this, can not have future in this club".

Besides, Ronald Koeman neither can understand that it have said that Leo Messi is ruining to the FC Barcelona. "I do not understand that it relate to Messi with the ruin of the Barça. It carries years showing his quality and doing big to this club. It has helped a lot to the club to win important titles", explained.

To Ronald Koeman also asked him if Leo Messi can tire and go of the FC Barcelona to final of season. "I do not know. It is necessary to know how has gone out this in press. The players have to concentrate us in our season. It does not be necessary desconcentrarse by these subjects. There are people to which interests him hurt to the Barça and to Leo. We have to follow working", commented.

The improvement of the FC Barcelona

About the party, Ronald Koeman showed very satisfied. "I think that it was very important to win against a very physical team. We did a fantastic first part, the marker remains short. We deserved some golito more in the first 45 minutes. We did a good pressure, created occasions.... In the second were unlucky, but react well to his tie. We suffer, but we react. We are the just winners. We win by justice", commented.

Ronald Koeman also showed happy to having reached the second position surpassing to the Real Madrid, although remaining to ten of the Athletic of Madrid. "It is important to be second. We want to be what further up better. The distance is big with the first, but it is necessary to follow like this", commented the Dutch technician, adding that "we have been very well without balloon, in the pressure".

Finally, Ronald Koeman showed proud of the mejoría of the FC Barcelona during the last weeks. "The team is growing. There is concentration, mentality... I do not say that it did not have them before, but we are growing in confidence. In the first part, had the possession. We could mark more goals. The reaction and the mentality was good after the tie", sentenced.

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