Ronald Koeman, during a press conference with the FC Barcelona


Koeman wants the Cup: "It is the shortest way to win something"

Published:26/01/2021 - 14:01h

Updated:26/01/2021 - 15:35h

Ronald Koeman appeared before the media before FC Barcelona-Eibar de Liga. The Dutchman spoke about the game and focused on the figure of Leo Messi after the interview that the Argentine gave this Sunday

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Ronald Koeman spoke in press conference in the previous of the parties of eighth of final of Glass of the King against the Ray Vallecano. The Barcelona play the pass to chambers in Vallecas and his technician no fía by the fact to confront to a Second. "The Ray is a team of inferior category, but is a team of First by history. We play in front of a group complicated, a stadium complicated and have to be very concentrated", affirmed.

The trainer barcelonista also left clear the important that is the Glass for him and for all the team, since all are fully conscious that it is the most accessible trophy that there is in these moments. "It is a moment important of the season, are very well out of house and will put a strong team for morning. We know that the Glass is the shortest way to win something", aimed.

In spite of recognising that the trophy copero is the less complicated to win, Koeman cleared that the elimination of the Real Madrid and of the Athletic of Madrid will not facilitate his options. "I do not think that it was easier that are not neither the Athletic neither the Madrid, there are other teams complicated. It is an advantage for them because they do not wear out, but I prefer to play each three days because it wants to say that you are in the three competitions", said, in reference to if the rivals could have profits for remaining deleted.

The Barça played three consecutive extentions between the two of the Supercopa of Spain and the one of Cornellà, something that caused even more tiredness to the staff. The technician expects that his close the meeting of Vallecas before, although what for real wants to is to happen was as it was. "We want to have a favourable result during the party, but for this it is necessary to work a lot, put intensity... But the most important is to happen. If it has to be with extention, with extention, but ojalá was before. It is necessary to work well", declared.

Koeman Did not advance if Messi will play

On the other hand, it referred to the turn of Leo Messi after fulfilling two parties of sanction by his expulsion in the final of the Supercopa. "Had annoyances, but now is with win, fresco and without annoyances", said, without desvelar if the '10' will go out of start in front of the Ray. "To win things need to Messi to his level. Leo has many win to play. It is a winner and wants to be in all the parties. Tomorrow we have talk and when we arrive to Madrid will give the team. It is necessary to expect until morning", insisted.

Also desveló that Net Walled does not have neither much less ensured the titularity this Wednesday. Koeman Left clear that he does not have a headline for the Glass of Rey and left to fall that there are options that it play Marc-André ter Stegen some crash. "I have not decided that have only a goalkeeper for the Glass. I decide in each party. First I will speak with the players and will decide", indicated.

Finally, it spoke of Ilaix Moriba, that was to title in the dieciseisavos and that has gone back to go in in the announcement for the eighth. "Especially the players that can have future here, the important for them is that they can train with the first team and see that they can have level to compete. It has fulfilled 18 years, but the important is to give him feelings that it can have he. Still it is missing a lot, but it is a player that has future here", concluded.

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