Ronald Koeman in his presentation with the Barça


Koeman: "Messi had annoyances. If he does not have them, he will always start"

Published:7/11/2020 - 20:08h

Updated:8/11/2020 - 10:59h

Ronald Koeman appeared in front of the media after the goleada of the FC Barcelona against the Real Betis. The Dutch explained the suplencia of Leo Messi

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This Saturday, the FC Barcelona achieved golear to the Real Betis after four days followed without achieving the victory in LaLiga Santander. After the party, Ronald Koeman appeared in front of the media to value the performance of his team, showing satisfied by the game but doing self-criticism in some appearances.

The trainer of the FC Barcelona went back to regret the fault of puntería of his team, although it praised the good game. "It is an important victory by the need of points that had. I am happy because we have created a lot of danger, have had opportunities to mark and have had a good performance goleador in the second part. But in the first part, was not just the 1-1. Less bad that have marked in the second part", said.

Ronald Koeman wanted to leave clear that is satisfied by how played his team, but also was autocrítico in the defensive appearance and regretted that the Real Betis achieved to mark a goal (the 3-2 to charge of Loren) with a man less after the expulsion of Mandi. "I am happy by the game, but fit a goal against with ten is not something well. I think that it is a victory deserved", said.

"Leo Messi finish the party against the Dinamo of Kiev touched and speak yesterday"

On the other hand, to Ronald Koeman asked him if there was pactado the suplencia with Leo Messi. "From yesterday we have spoken. Leo went out of the party against the Dinamo of Kiev with some annoyances and was not in conditions to play from the beginning. We have put it in the bench. If Messi does not have annoyances, plays always from the beginning. Today it has not done it by some annoyances", answered.

On Antoine Griezmann, Ronald Koeman recognised his constant work in spite of that it was not having luck of face to the goal. "Ojalá Follow working like this. To fail opportunities it is necessary to be. It is necessary to stand out his character because it always is. He same knows perfectly that has failed a penalti and other occasions. But the important is that it always is here and this character is important", commented.

To Ronald Koeman also asked him what said him Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the party. "It complained on the moment of the penalti. I can understand it, and at all more. I am not a person that have to speak and that say what has said me after the party", answered. It is necessary to say that there is not any doubt about the penalti, since Mandi did not have the arm hit to the body and avoided a goal.

The replacement of Ansu Fati

In the first time, Mandi already had committed a first penalti by an entrance pro behind to Ansu Fati that left to the Hispanic-bissauguineano sore. Ronald Koeman explained that the player felt annoyances in the rest and that therefore it did not go back to jump to the terrain of game to give entrance to Leo Messi. "It has had annoyances in the rest and have not wanted to risk. Therefore it has been the change", sentenced.

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