Ronald Koeman, of arms crossed in the Gamper


Koeman, clear with Riqui Puig: "I recommend that he goes on loan"

Published:19/09/2020 - 22:08h

Updated:20/09/2020 - 08:50h

Koeman spoke after Barça's victory against Elche. The Dutchman analyzed the game and clarified what happens with Riqui Puig. The canterano did not enter the call for the Gamper and the technician assured that the best thing for him is to go on loan

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Ronald Koeman spoke after the victory of the FC Barcelona in the Trophy Joan Gamper. The culés won to the Elche by 1-0 with goal of Antoine Griezmann in a party in which it was not Riqui Puig. The canterano remained out of the announcement of Ronald Koeman, that spoke of his absence after the crash. The Dutch left clear that thinks that the best is that the one of Matadepera leave yielded and left to fall that with him will not have the minutes that needs to keep growing.

"It is not truth that do not have he. I spoke yesterday with him. I speak with the youngsters, they have to play. They can not be without playing. He, Aleñá, Pedri... I have said him that it has it complicated and that there is a lot of competition. But at all more. I have commented him that has future here, but depends of the player. It would recommend him go yielded. To the 20 years, the youngsters have to play. They can not be stopped during a time. We carry three weeks and has competition", confirmed.

After clearing what thinks of Riqui, the Dutch reviewed the meeting in front of the ilicitanos, in which it saw well to his team, especially to the start of the second time, with a pressure after loss almost perfect. "We have exerted a good pressure in the start. We have stolen a lot of balloons and have had opportunities, but have not marked them. We have had some minutes in which we have been the best Barça up to now, the first 20 minutes of the second half. At the end we have been tired, but is normal. In general, we have done a good party", explained.

Nevertheless, the one of Zaandam incidió in the fault of hit of the Barça against the Elche. The culés arrived a lot, but did not hit in the finish final, something that did not leave satisfied to the technician. "But it is necessary to sentence, go me dissatisfied because only we have marked a goal. And we have had a lot of occasions. No lacking quality, there are a lot of players with performance to mark more", signalled.

On the other hand, it did not demand the arrival of any forward, although it says that it wants to his compatriot Memphis Depay. For Koeman, there is sufficient gunpowder and danger in the staff, since his idea of game is to promote the mobility and the change of positions between his attackers. "There is sufficient quality with the forwards that have. It is necessary to look for formulas to win parties, can be with Griezmann, with Leo... There is exchange", desveló.

It asked patience with Pjanic and stood out to Coutinho

Miralem Pjanic Debuted this Saturday with the Barcelona and went in to the field to play in the double pivote in the second part. As it commented the Dutch, to the Balkan still remains him a lot to physical level and therefore it ensured that the best is to have patience with him. "They can not take out a lot of conclusions because physically still is not in his best level. It has had the coronavirus. It is necessary to go little by little", explained

Finally, it stood out the performance of Philippe Coutinho, that was chosen MVP of the Gamper. The Brazilian shined so much in attack as in defence and Koeman wanted to leave clear that it wants to take out the best of him and that it will be very important for his Barcelona. "Ojalá See a big version of Coutinho. For me it is a big player. It works well physically and with balloon. It is an important player for the team", finalised.

Koeman, happy with the level of his players


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