Leo Messi, greeting to Ronald Koeman


Koeman's plan also includes the absence of Leo Messi

Published:11/11/2020 - 10:45h

Updated:11/11/2020 - 10:45h

Ronald Koeman knows that the FC Barcelona is a much more powerful team with Leo Messi but, in spite of this, tested with an alternative plan without the '10' in front of the Betis

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Leo Messi keeps on being to day of today of indisputable way the best footballer of the world. However, the FC Barcelona can not depend to the one hundred by one hundred of his figure because no always goes to be: they can have injuries or even a simple need to rest for dosificarse. Ronald Koeman knows it and is thus that, against the Real Betis, took advantage of the physical annoyances of the Argentinian to give him a break and test a plan 'B' without him.

And the true is that the FC Barcelona worked very well without Leo Messi and his substitutes gave the face: Antoine Griezmann arrived with total freedom and generated a lot danger, Ousmane Dembélé desbordó and marked a golazo, Pedri participated in the creation of the game and Ansu Fati moved with intelligence. Already without the canterano, gravely lesionado, and with the Argentinian on the terrain of game, the culés finish goleando, but does not be necessary to remove merit to what did the team in absence of his captain.

Leo Messi is fundamental and Ronald Koeman has clear that it has to take advantage of of this, but also knows that his team has to learn to play without the Argentinian. The first part against the Real Betis was a good symptom of the idea of the Dutch technician: that the Barcelona captain was the central part of the gears of the team but that, in case that this was not, the team keep on being competitive.

Ronald Koeman, loved with Leo Messi

This Wednesday, has seen the light the interview that Ronald Koeman conceded to 'Sport' and 'Sportive World'. In her, desveló how is of important Leo Messi for the team. I want the best for the team and the best for the team is that Leo was well, as it is now, enchufado and very put. It showed it the other day, against the Betis, when it went in in the second part. The team has to learn to look for the best for the own team, but to day of today the Barça has been, is and goes to be better team with Messi that without him", ensured.

Also desveló his conversation with the Argentinian star at all more sign by the FC Barcelona. "Already they had said me that Leo Messi was dissatisfied. We speak in his house. It gave me his reasons and I explained him what is what I could change: I was sincere, said him that the only that I could change were the things of football; my work, my system of game, his position in the field, his importance like player. Also I said him that the things that he had with the club I could not change them. At the end, remain was his decision", ensured.

Ronald Koeman desveló that, in this conversation with Leo Messi, the Argentinian transmitted him his ambition. "Well, we finish speaking of how it is necessary presionar to the rival... The feeling that had with him always was good. It is something important, because Messi has showed me be an ambitious person, that always wants to win things, that wants to keep on being the best, although it have had his problems with the club", sentenced.

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