Rivaldo, very serious during a press conference


Rivaldo loads against Zinedine Zidane and defends to Ronald Koeman

Published:16/01/2021 - 00:37h

Updated:16/01/2021 - 00:37h

The Barça and Madrid live opposite poles regarding the exert of the youngest footballers in the teams. Therefore, Rivaldo has criticised the management of Zidane and defended to Koeman

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Although the FC Barcelona had a beginning of irregular campaign, of the that is recovering little by little, if there is something true is that the Barcelona picture has given a twist of 180 degrees regarding the importance that has given him to the youngest players in the last months. With the arrival of Ronald Koeman to the benches of the Camp Nou, the futbolitas lower of 21 years, mainly, have obtained prominence and have turned into key pieces in the approach of the Dutch trainer. Ansu Fati, Pedri, Sergiño Dest, Óscar Mingueza or Ronald Araújo are the greater proof of this.

By the contrary, in the Real Madrid is wasting the talent of the youngest players and continues trusting the most veteran, that although it is true won three Champions League consecutive, the age is happening them bill and the results see the field. Zinedine Zidane continues without finding the ideal formula to include in his approach to footballers like Martin Odegaard or Vinicius Jr, and the merengues follow suffering in each party, especially in the attack, in spite of having big names in the bench.

Rivaldo, ex player of the Barça, remains attentive to all the actuality of the football in his role like ambassador of 'Betfair' and has signalled the importance that has the management of the youngest footballers, attacking directly to 'Zizou' and defending to Koeman. "I always have said that the key for the management of the young talents is to not to put them too much pressure and think that Koeman is doing it well, jointing to the youngsters with Busquets, Messi, Jordia Alba... Koeman Deserves that we congratulate it and respect by this management".

Immediately, the Balloon of Gold of 1999 loaded against of the trainer of the Real Madrid and expressed that Zidane was doing all the contrary of what had done when it began to use young talents like Valverde, Rodrygo or Vinicius. "I have read this week that could be a punishment by that Vinicius would have looked a mobile during a talk of Zidane... These things do not have to resolve like this, leaving without playing to a footballer, because then you are hurting to your own team and to the own Zidane. It is that it would suppose to separate to a footballer that could be crucial in a lot of parties... This is used to resolve with a fine", aimed.

Praises to the Barça, Ter Stegen and Dembélé

In addition to speaking of the situation that live in the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid with the jovenes, Rivaldo also has spoken of the important that would be that the Barça win the Supercopa of Spain, in front of the Athletic of Bilbao, since it would suppose "a turning point for the team". "With so much young player, a title in the pocket can mean a help to increase in his confidence. It can help to promote the rest of the season", insisted.

On the other hand, the historical Brazilian footballer undid in praises with two players that are being very important for the Barça in this moment: Marc-André ter Stegen and Ousmane Dembélé. Regarding the guardameta, said that "it is the best goalkeeper that have seen in the Barcelona never, even by in front of Víctor Valdés" and that, to day of today, was the best goalkeeper of the world, highlighting that "besides it is very safe with the feet, a guarantee".

It did not forget of Dembélé, that has showed to be one of the most important players in the offensive blaugrana. "I admit that I have criticised him some time, but always what have said is that it is a jugadorazo that simply needs to leave to distract and centre in the important: the football and the Barcelona", to continue saying that "has a lot of brilliant resources and can play with the two feet. Has a lot of personality also. If it concentrates , it will be able to impress to all the world", sentenced.

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