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Koeman invites three FC Barcelona players to look for a team

Published:10/01/2021 - 20:43h

Updated:10/01/2021 - 20:43h

In the previous press conference to the duel between the FC Barcelona and the Granada, Ronald Koeman invited to three of his players to look for instrument this month of January

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The past Friday, in the previous of the duel of LaLiga Santander against the Granada, Ronald Koeman offered the usual previous press conference to the parties of the FC Barcelona and left a headline that happened unobserved but that sounded clearly to an invitation to three of his players to do the cases this same month of January to look for the opportunities that will not have with him in the bench.

In concrete, the words of Ronald Koeman listened when they asked after him the situation of Riqui Puig​. "The first is that it seems that have something against of Riqui and is not like this. The other day I spoke of young players and seems that it only spoke of him", said in a principle, before leaving glimpse the players that will have it complicated with him: "there is younger: Konrad de la Fuente, Matheus Fernandes, Júnior Firpo...".

Ronald Koeman always has characterised for being a very direct trainer and this time went back it to be giving these three names when it asked after him if it opened him the door of exit to Riqui Puig. But now, the Catalan will be necessary, after the injury of Philippe Coutinho, of the goodbye of Carles Aleñá and of the change of system of game that includes to two interiors. But, seemingly, the Dutch technician thinks that there are three players that yes have to look for the life far of the Camp Nou.

Konrad de la Fuente

In the parties of pre-season, Konrad de la Fuente went in in the plans of Ronald Koeman and his performance convinced. After the injuries of Ansu Fati and of Philippe Coutinho, the North American has happened to form part of the lists of summoned, but has not had minutes because of the competition of Leo Messi, Ousmane Dembélé, Antoine Griezmann and Martin Braithwaite. By his talent, can not be without playing, by what the technician culé thinks that would have to look for a team in which progress.

Matheus Fernandes

An even more evident case that the one of Konrad de la Fuente is the one of Matheus Fernandes: the mediocentro Brazilian only had minutes in a party of the phase of groups of the Champions League that already was decided. Besides, Ronald Koeman has changed of system and has happened to play with two mediocentros to do it with one, being Sergio Busquets or Miralem Pjanic the first options and Frenkie of Jong the third alternative. The Brazilian, therefore, does not have options and has to go out.

Junior Firpo

During the last weeks, Junior Firpo is having some minutes but, for his misfortune, Sergi Roberto is near to recover . Something that means that Sergiño Dest, that can play so much by the right as by the left, will happen to be by in front of the Hispanic-dominican. Maybe thus, Ronald Koeman thinks that also would have to look for the vidafuera of the Camp Nou.

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