Ronald Koeman, during a press conference with the FC Barcelona


Koeman: "It is not the most important trophy, but we want to be in the final"

Published:12/01/2021 - 18:10h

Updated:13/01/2021 - 15:12h

Ronald Koeman appeared before the media before Real Sociedad-FC Barcelona in these 'semis' of the Spanish Super Cup. The Dutchman made it clear that the Catalans will go out with everything for the title

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Ronald Koeman appeared in front of the press this Tuesday in the previous of the semifinals of Supercopa of Spain against the Real Sociedad. The Dutch left clear that the FC Barcelona wants this title and will do all the possible for winning it. "The four teams that participate in the semifinals have the mentality to win. We also and want to follow with the image that have given lately. In every aspect we are growing. It is a good opportunity to show that we are by the good way", indicated.

In this sense, aimed that the mejoría of the team is being key to aspire to win trophies. "Lately the team is unsuspecting and concentrated in any party. We have improved in this sense. When we do not have the balloon, the team is quite together. We are improving the game. The players of midfield give us a lot of danger, but at the beginning of season already play with Leo of false nine. The difference is that the team has more confidence and find to free men between lines", affirmed.

The ex seleccionador of Holland left to fall that it will not do rotations against the 'txuri-urdin', but subtracted importance to the Supercopa calling it lower trophy. "For us it is important. The Barça is accustoming to struggle to win things. This is not the most important trophy, but is the one who touches us play. We try to play with the best team to be in the final", confirmed.

In case to win to the Real, the Barcelona could cross in the final with the Real Madrid, but the technician prefers to be wary and not thinking in at all more than in the 'semis'. "I am not adherent to speak before a semifinal. First it is necessary to win and afterwards expect who can be the contrary. Now I can not it answer. First it is necessary to face the party of morning and ojalá win, but will have to do a big party", declared.

On the group donostiarra, Koeman left clear that it will be a very hard rival and that they will be some very contested semifinals. "It is a contrary strong. It wants to presionar and has a trainer with ideas very clear. The previous party was well. It seems that the Real, after a so big start in the championship, costs him more, but have seen several parties and seems me one of the best teams. It will be an interesting party because the two want to play", recognised.

All the 'touched' are recovered

On the other hand, it referred to the 'touched' after the last meeting of the Barça and cleared that all seem this recovered. "There were several players with annoyances the other day, as Messi, Of Jong and Dest. All are available morning, also Araujo, although it will be necessary to see the training. We are convinced to work and improve. It is a party against a strong team and can give the next step", insisted.

The trainer barcelonista explayó with Ronald Araújo, that lesionó before the crash in front of the Granada. The one of Zaandam insisted in that it is well, although all will depend of the last training. "Yesterday it did his individual program to be able to know if it could train today. In principle, it trains this afternoon with the group. It is necessary to see his reaction with the group and have confidence that can be tomorrow", commented.

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