Ronald Koeman, during a press conference with the FC Barcelona


Koeman speaks clearly: Lenglet, the lack of aim, the crisis at Barça...

Published:23/02/2021 - 14:03h

Updated:23/02/2021 - 16:45h

Ronald Koeman appeared before the media before FC Barcelona-Elche de Liga. The Dutchman spoke about the game and other issues, such as the individual errors of his players

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Ronald Koeman spoke this Tuesday in press conference in the previous of the FC Barcelona-Elche. The Dutch trainer referred to the delicate situation of the culés after 'puncture' in Cádiz and fall in front of Seville and Paris Saint-Germain in Glass and Champions League, respectively. Besides, also it wanted to go out in defence of Clément Lenglet by the criticisms that is receiving by his absurd penalti against the casistas, that cost the 1-1.

Although the technician left clear that made a mistake and that has spoken of him on this, admitted that the defeats are not fault of an alone player. "I have spoken with Lenglet this morning. It is a serious and very good player professional that has taken it to him very personally. As I have said previously, it is not guilty an alone player for losing points, there are more things. Claro that there is a played where could be better, and other errors in defence also cost points. But also we committed a lot of errors in attack and with 2-0 a played in the last minute is not so decisive and does not cost points. It is necessary to analyse, but does not be necessary to assume that all the problem is his", commented.

"If Lenglet plays or is not thing of the trainer, he has to show confidence"

However, the preparador did not ensure his presence in the alignment against the ilicitanos and left the open door to that it begin the crash in the bench. "If it plays or they are not decisions that it is necessary to take like trainer. A player has to be convinced and show confidence. Also it depends of the physical and mental state of all the players. It is necessary to look for the best eleven", affirmed, for afterwards update the physical state of another central, in this case Ronald Araújo.

"It is improving. It does not arrive to morning against the Elche because it has not trained with the group. It is training in solitary and is improving", began, leaving fall that his presence against the Seville this weekend does not give by safe. "First it is necessary to do that it train with the group to have the feeling of if it is or no. There are doubts because we have to expect. The weekend or next Wednesday... Already we will see, it is not well put a date", specified.

One of the criticisms of the trainer barcelonista to the hour to speak of the errors in defence was the effectiveness in attack, something that concerns him and that thinks that it is necessary to improve. "The problem is not that we did not create. Worse would be that we did not create opportunities. But it is necessary to ask more effectiveness of the players from above. We create opportunities and do not mark the 2-0. They are important moments and in this season is missing us effectiveness. The percentage of goals is low for a team like the Barcelona

Koeman Trusts that the Barça remount

Besides, also it cleared that a club of the greatness of the Barça has to sobreponerse to the last defeats and to the criticisms and take out the season forward. "We know that in our world in two days all can change. They can change the feelings, the opinions of the press, it is necessary to accept it and go on. The result of the Paris and of the Seville have hurt us. We are the Barça and have to be proud to play here. The people experienced and the captains have to create an environment that we go to by everything", stood out.

"I think that still that we can struggle by LaLiga and by the Glass"

Also it recognised that it sees to the Barcelona with options so much in League as in Glass, although obvió the League of Champions. "​I think that still that we can struggle by the championship. it is showing That each team can go down. It will depend on the two parties that come that they are very important to struggle by the championship. And afterwards in Glass have to trace back. I am not adherent to think that a party is more important that the another. In the two competitions can do things and this week have three parties that are important", declared.

On the other hand, it analysed the duel against the Elche, to the that sees a rival complicated and of the that no fía in spite of his place in the table. "It is a rival that has confidence by his victory against the Eibar and is struggling by not going down. It will be a party complicated. I do not know if the Elche will play so backwards like the Cádiz but they took out performance of the party. It will depend on to defend well and not committing errors in important moments", indicated.

Finally, it left to fall that there will be rotations against the ones of Alicante, although it admitted that they have to be the veterans those that throw of the car and that does not go to load to the youngsters with this responsibility. "We have given a lot of opportunities to the youngsters. It is not that it was a moment so important to take more people of down. Always I think in the youngsters and in giving them opportunities. But to take out the chestnuts of the fire need to people experienced. And already we have several youngsters. It is necessary to look for balance and a team that have energy and freshness. There are players that carry a lot of parties and are a bit tired and already will see"

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