Leo Messi, FC Barcelona's player

KOEMAN RECOGNISED IT

The jalón of ears of Messi, that changed the tendency in front of the Elche

Published:24/02/2021 - 23:26h

Updated:24/02/2021 - 23:45h

"The first part was very toneless, was missing us rhythm and did not have opportunities. The second part was better because the rhythm and the depth of the team improved (...) There was lacking of rhythm in the game, this does not depend on the attitude", explained the Dutch technician after the party

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After the triumph of this Wednesday of the FC Barcelona in front of the Elche (3-0), in the corresponding party to the day 1 of LaLiga, the Dutch trainer Ronald Koeman did not lose the time and offered his impressions on the important commitment, that now plants to the Barcelona in the fight by the traced back and the conquest of the national championship.

After a first quite apathetic time in the game by part of the Barça, in which even the German goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen went back to be one of the main figures with unemployed keys, Koeman signalled that it was necessary the called of attention of the Argentinian Leo Messi, the one who finished signing a doublet that planted it in solitary in the career by the prize Pichichi, to the maximum artilleryman of LaLiga.

"It was dissatisfaction by the rhythm of the party, by our game with balloon that has been slow. And afterwards the defence went very to backwards. We have improved in the second part. We did three goals and could do more. All the world has seen that was missing intensity and rhythm of balloon. It is normal that Messi ask more intensity", commented in front of the journalists Koeman, the one who stood out that the change of rhythm was what took out of the foso to the Catalans, afterwards of a first time that described as "bad".

"The first part was very toneless, was missing us rhythm and did not have opportunities. The second part was better because the rhythm and the depth of the team improved (...) There was lacking of rhythm in the game, this does not depend on the attitude. We wanted to do a good party from the beginning, but sometimes the things do not go out you well. We are not machines, are human. But the team has showed his personality and his win in the first part", explained.

Flores for Messi

The Argentinian was the author of the first goal of the Barça against the Elche, with a so much mark of the house after a big taconazo of Braithwaite in the minute 48. It went back to repeat the dose, in the 73, after magic run of Frenkie of Jong. For Koeman, there is not a lot that say of the 'flea'.

"If I speak of the greater, is not Leo. There are people more greater. And more people that has to mark it difference. And Messi has marked the difference and has showed to be very, very important for this team", sustained

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