Leo Messi, greeting to Ronald Koeman


Ronald Koeman reveals how the conversation with Leo Messi was

Published:18/10/2020 - 17:20h

Updated:18/10/2020 - 19:23h

Ronald Koeman has conceded an extensive interview in which it spoke of his conversation with Leo Messi when the Argentinian star wanted to abandon the FC Barcelona

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The arrival of Ronald Koeman produced in a moment very convulso for the FC Barcelona so much institutional like deportivamente speaking. The Barcelona came of the big humiliation against the Bayern of Munich in the Champions League, with an alarming need of radical change and the attempt of 'escape' of Leo Messi, that finally did not finish giving.

In his interview with the Dutch newspaper AD, Ronald Koeman explained precisely the conversation that had with the Argentinian star when it arrived to the FC Barcelona. "In my first days spoke a lot with the people on the situation in the club. Afterwards it remained clear that there was a big dissatisfaction between the players, in all type of areas. Therefore, it was a priority for me speak first with Messi, to listen how saw the things", commented.

"I spoke him to Messi of how wanted to work and how wanted to change the things"

The trainer of the FC Barcelona desgranó the conversation that was supported by Leo Messi home of the Argentinian. "In his house explained me all type of things. I listened this with attention, but also indicated: 'I was not there at all'. Only it could speak of how it wanted to work and how it wanted to change the things", desveló the technician, on the message that wanted to transmit him to the captain culé.

Ronald Koeman remembers with special affection his conversation with Leo Messi, that began in terms of past and future but finish being a debate futbolístico. "This was well, because at the end of the conversation speak on the best forms of presionar, on the game, really on the football. This liked me: he is a fan and still wants to know how goes'', sentenced.

Koeman, marvelled with Messi

Finally, Leo Messi could not leave due to the fact that the club denied to leave him go if any team put the table the 700 million euros of his cáusula of rescission. Nevertheless, Ronald Koeman ensured that the Argentinian star, far to regret , reacted like a professional, leaving the skin in the trainings and keeping the ambition to treat to win titles.

Ronald Koeman no esconció the dilemma that had initially about how tackle the case of Leo Messi after all the stir. "The club had it very clear: it could not go. The global sum was so high that any club would pay it in this moment. Then, for me, the main question was how would recover it, in the field and further, like person and like player of football", said.

"When Messi went back to train, only saw good things"

The Barcelona trainer remained very calm after seeing the good predisposition of Leo Messi in the sessions. "When in fact it began to train again after this agitated week, only saw good things. His attitude, his attitude: there was not neither there is of what complain. The well is: when Messi sees a ball, amuses . It is really fantastic how sees the things. What intelligent is like player of football and how does it technically to perfection", affirmed.

Ronald Koeman finish standing out the intelligence and the quality of Leo Messi. "It takes a decision with the ball in the last moment, in a fraction of second. When we do an exercise of pass and patada during the sessions of training, Alfred Schreuder (second trainer) gives the instructions half in Spanish, half in English. Sometimes I clear a bit in Spanish, but with Messi this is not necessary for nothing. Immediately it sees through the exercises. It is, by like this say it, very intelligent in the football", concluded.

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