KOEMAN CONFESSED IN HOLLAND
Koeman makes clear who he wanted for his Barça: "Wijnaldum was on my list
Published:11/10/2020 - 17:32h
Updated:12/10/2020 - 20:05h
Ronald Koeman spoke in a recent interview about his wishes for FC Barcelona. The Dutchman made it clear that he wanted some more Dutchman and that he asked Wijnaldum, Liverpool midfielder
Ronald Koeman was trainer of the Dutch selection of the 2018 to the 2020, when it left to his country by his dream to direct to the FC Barcelona. The one of Zaandam had time in these two years to work with a lot of players with which did very good crumbs. The technician understood very well with some of his pupilos and therefore, when it arrived to the Barça, asked to at least two of his compatriots for his new team.
It is evident that Memphis Depay was one of them, but the economic problems of the culés made impossible his arrival without the exit of Ousmane Dembélé. The another elected of Koeman, as it had commented , was Geroginio Wijnaldum, but the míster had not said it never so clear as in his last interview. The legend barcelonista spoke with the channel of his country, 'US' and admitted that it wanted to to the of Rotterdam this summer.
Wijnaldum Helped to delete to the Barça in the Champions 2018-19
"We expected that had a second Dutch in the staff, Wijnaldum was in my list", affirmed, leaving fall that it asked to the midfield player of the Liverpool. This information was in the means during weeks, but at the end left to speak of this, since the Barcelona could not allow the luxury of fichar another half. The Catalans did not have of the money neither of the mass salarial sufficient and desestimaron the incorporation.
The mediocampista 'network' finishes agreement in 2021 and still has not renewed, by what who know if it could finish dressing of Barcelona inside a year. This will depend on what occur with Koeman, that could go next summer if the new president like this decides it. To remain , the ex of Valencia or Southampton will have to win at least LaLiga or the Champions League and show that the Barça has improved and has recovered the stray identity.
Also it spoke and elogió to Depay, to the that sees in the Camp Nou surrendering in his diagram of game, as it did with the combined 'oranje'. "It is an excellent player. It can play like forward, but also does a big work like left extreme. Has strength, holds well the ball, wins his duels and has a high performance. When you have worked well with a player, have a click with him and think that this also can work here", admitted.
Koeman Does not want to repeat the Barça of Go Gaal
But in spite of leaving clear that it wants to some Dutch more in his team, Ronald cleared that in any moment thinks in doing a Barcelona with majority of Holland, that is what occurred with Louis go Gaal does years. "That was extreme. I do not think that can compare this with the current situation. Now we have to Frenkie, with Alfred (Schreuder) and I in the personnel, are three Dutch. But then there was eight or nine", aimed.