Ronald Koeman, during his official presentation with the FC Barcelona


Koeman: "He has to finish his career here, Messi is the Barcelona"

Published:21/08/2020 - 18:27h

Updated:21/08/2020 - 21:09h

Ronald Koeman keeps the hope that Leo Messi ponder and bet for continuing in the FC Barcelona, like minimum a year more

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Ronald Koeman keeps the faith, by little that it was, in that Leo Messi reflexione during the days that subtract him on holiday and was still in the FC Barcelona the year that remains him of agreement. This, as minimum. The Dutch technician was presented two days ago, this past Thursday gathered with 'The Flea' in Catalan earths and expects to convince to the Argentinian that it remain in the club of his loves. If it will attain it or no, already it is another history.

"Still I have a lot of contact with Pep Guardiola and he says that it is genial work with Messi. It is a winner and if it does not win annoying. I have to ensure me that it work, that seats important. It has to finish his career here, because he is the Barcelona and the Barcelona is Messi", has explained Koeman in statements conceded to the half Dutch US.

"There is a lot of future without having to invest in big signings"

In addition to the will that Messi remain in the Barça, Koeman wishes to implant the logic in his alignments and, thus, will do that each player play in the position in which better exerts . Frenkie Of Jong will be the attendant to play of mediocentro, to the detriment of a Busquets to the one who the Dutch technician seem to have put the cross, beside other 'holy cows'.

"That is my idea. If you invest in a young player and pays a lot of money by him, also have to leave it play in a position in which have good performance. This also applies to Antoine Griezmann. It is not a true extreme, has to play in a position to which is accustomed and where his qualities work", signals Koeman, that would change radically the alignment culé.

It can that they do not arrive so many signings

Although the Barça needs a radical change of players, Koeman is happy for now with the staff that has, sabedor of the difficulties that has caused the Covid-19 to the hour to spend money in the market of signings. "There are not a lot of options, but is not badly when you see the type of players with talent that there is. Still I have to know to the youngsters that go arriving. There is a lot of future without having to invest in big signings".

Koeman Is conscious that very soon they will have elections to the presidency of the club, and that for a lot of candidates Xavi Hernández is the ideal trainer. In any case, the Dutch technician takes it to him with philosophy and has confidence in that, if the Barça achieves a lot of titles the next course, can keep his place in the bench culé. "It is in my hands and in the ones of the players. If all work, do not throw you after a good year".

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