Ronald Koeman, during a press conference with the FC Barcelona


Koeman is not sure if Messi will play against Athletic: "He is going to decide"

Published:16/01/2021 - 20:48h

Updated:17/01/2021 - 00:56h

In the previous press conference to the final of the Supercopa of españa, Ronald Koeman has desvelado that the participation of Leo Messi in the party depends only of him

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The FC Barcelona will have the oprtunidad to raise the first title of the season this Sunday, in The Cartuja, in the final of the Supercopa of Spain in front of the Athletic of Bilbao, that arrives very motivated after deleting to the Real Madrid in the semifinals. To this point, lto presence of Lionel Messi in the crash with the 'lions' continues in "will see", although the Argentinian has tightened to recover before the party and participated in the session of training of the culés in Seville.

The physical state of Messi keeps on being an incóginita. 'The Flea' asked the change in the party in front of the Granada by annoyances in the backside of his left thigh and since has lost several trainings grupales. As it confirmed the trainer culé, Ronald Koeman, in press conference, the Friday the star of Rosario had an individual session to push his recovery, but his presence follows without being ensured.

"Yesterday it trained individually and today, in principle, we will see how it is. The last word has it he, he knows his body. It is necessary to expect to see how evolves of his annoyances" said the Dutch in front of the media. Back to his words, Leo Messi participated in the session in Seville and, according to the newspaper 'Mark', left positive feelings, but it will be necessary to expect to as it evolves in the next hours.

"With Leo, the team is stronger, thanks to his creativity and effectiveness, something that, sometimes, is missing us. But if it is not, it will play another"

From the FC Barcelona keep the hopes that the captain blaugrana was in the first final of the season. Koeman Aimed that "if you have the best always have more options to win, and more if it is the best player of the world", recognising that when Messi is in the field "the team is stronger, thanks to his creativity and effectiveness, something that, sometimes, is missing us", but that if it is not available "will play another and will do our equal game with him that without him. But it has to be to the one hundred by one hundred, is not the last party of the season. Although the last decision is his", concluded.

In addition to the state of Messi, the trainer of the Barça also referred to the importance that would have raise a new title, in the middle of all the doubts that have surrounded to the team in the last months. "To show that we are on the way is important to win things. We know that it is not the most important title for playing, but is a title", aimed to the means. Also it ensured that win suits to show that you are in the good way and that this party, in specific, "gives you confidence and helps you to show that you have improved".

The market of signings of the Barça

To part of the party of this Sunday, to Koeman also asked after him the buying and sellings of the FC Barcelona in the wintry market, after from the club announced that there was not money to go out to the market. The one of Zaandam has said that "have heard that am annoying, dissatisfaction and concerned. And I have to say that I am well, happy. I know perfectly the economic limitations of the club. And if it is not possible fichar, is not possible. We go on with what have".

Regarding Net, that asked to go out of the club, with possible destination to the Arsenal in London, has confirmed that the Barça did not have posed to leave him leave, aiming that "if we speak of young people, his course is to have minutes and improve. Another thing is Net. His agent has asked to the club an exit and have said that no. It is an important goalkeeper for us and want to have all the places covered", concluded.

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