Ronald Koeman, during the previous press conference to the Barça-Levante


Koeman: "Messi is free to decide, but he wants the best for Barça"

Published:2/01/2021 - 14:08h

Updated:2/01/2021 - 14:08h

Ronald Koeman appeared in front of the media before the Huesca-FC Barcelona and desgranó some subjects of actuality of the Barcelona group

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This Sunday at night, the FC Barcelona confronts to the Huesca (21:00 hours in Spain) to treat to initiate the year with something more than solvency of what finished the past. Ronald Koeman has appeared the day before in front of the media to offer a press conference in which it has commented several appearances in reference so much to the team culé as to his players.

One of the main subjects was Leo Messi, that to six months to finish his agreement with the FC Barcelona already is free to negotiate with another club. "I think that it is necessary to see the situation of him, where did the interview and that said that it does not want to take the decision already. As any player that finish agreement, is free to decide what want to and how want to. It has showed that wants the best for this team. I do not see any problem if it does not decide already. We do not have to be nervous neither concerned", commented.

Ronald Koeman also commented the return of the Argentinian to the announcement. "It is well. It trained the 30 and 31, while the other had party. It does not have annoyances. It is ready, cheerful and with win. It is important for us", said, adding that "his effectiveness, his game and his importance has been very big in this club. I have seen parties does years in which the team was not well and Leo resolved. Therefore it is the best of the world".

The technician culé also commented the market of signings, with aims like Memphis Depay or Eric García. "In principle it would not be disappointing that did not come somebody. If it does not come it is by a subject of club, of money. The only that I have done, together with Ramón Plans, prepare how think that has to be the future of this club. We speak of young people, of zones of the field in which we have to improve the quality. The project have it. It will have to decide the new president", signalled.

"We do not have to be nervous by the continuity of Messi"

It commented, also, the state of the changing room after the last pricks: "it Is normal that the team have his doubts. Once again it has been a party, the one of the Eibar, that ask you how did not win this party. It is necessary to follow. The team has win to change the chip. We have to improve the effectiveness. Also have a bit more than luck, that think that exists also".

Ronald Koeman also pronounced on the injury of Philippe Coutinho, that will be three months out of the terrains of game. "It is an important drop and will see how achieve it cover. If we speak of Ansu Fati, of Gerard Hammered, of Sergi Roberto... Almost all have been headlines in this team. It is missing us people. It is a problem. We work with the available, that try to do the maximum, but is missing us people of quality", said.

Also it spoke on the little effectiveness of the forward of the FC Barcelona. "The subject of the effectiveness is not only by Antoine Griezmann. There are a lot of players in our forward that need to have more effectiveness. We need more goal of the midfield players and be more effective to unemployed balloon. We have to improve in all the senses. We are the first team of the table to create occasions. Minimum six by party. We have to believe", it ensured.

To Ronald Koeman also asked him if arrepiente to having left go out to Luis Suárez. "No. I always have stood out his qualities. The decision took by his part and by part of the club. Always I expect the best for each one. With me it worked to have minutes, but his destination was another. I do not think that can compare to our team with the Athletic. I think that there are other ways to win the parties. Sometimes, by his form to play, is sufficient with doing a goal to win the parties. For us it is different", manifested.

The Huesca and the fight by LaLiga

Ronald Koeman commented also the meeting against the Huesca, that will be the first of this year 2021. "We know that any party is complicated, in spite of what say the table. They have lost parties unfairly and fit few goals home. We have to be prepared for a party complicated. We need to improve like varied team appearances", said.

In spite of the difficulties of the team in LaLiga, the Dutch technician ensured that they will follow litigating. "If the situation in League is that we are to 11 or 12 points, the realistic that is to say that you can not win the title. I do not go to say that we go to leave to struggle. All the one who knows me knows that I am a winner and that do not go to leave to litigate by this title in spite of the situation. I am not the person that goes to go out that we go to win the title being to 12 points of the leader. I am not like this", it sentenced.

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