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Ronald Koeman's new 'dart' against Riqui Puig

Published:18/12/2020 - 17:26h

Updated:18/12/2020 - 17:26h

In the previous press conference to the duel between the FC Barcelona and Valencia, Ronald Koeman went back to launch him 'pullas' to Riqui Puig when it was asked after the canterano

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Riqui Puig keeps on being one of the players of the staff of the FC Barcelona that less leadership has in the alignments of Ronald Koeman. The Dutch technician prefers to bet by other alternatives before that by the canterano and days backwards even went out to the light that breathes tension between both by an incident at the beginning of season by a supposed leak of the midfield player that the trainer him recriminó.

Of course, by the potential of Riqui Puig like future key piece of the team, the deal that gives him Ronald Koeman is being put in doubt and in the press conferences the Dutch technician has to face the questions of the press on said subject. In the previous appearance to the party against Valencia, the trainer of the FC Barcelona launched a new pulla against the canterano.

"It can that in the entrenos do not do the sufficient"

To Ronald Koeman asked him if it would like him that Riqui Puig had the same attitude that, for example, Ronald Araújo, that has won the titularity in spite of his juvenud (21 years). "To me it likes me people that each day works to improve and take this possibility with the two hands. No only it depends on the technical quality, there are other things more. They are missing us cositas. It can that in the entrenos do not do the sufficient", answered the technician.

Now that Ronald Koeman has decided to open borders and test to play with 4-3-3 in some phases of the parties, Riqui Puig could obtain prominence playing in a position of interior much more natural for him that the one of mediapunta or pivote. This yes, the trainer of the FC Barcelona has left clear that the canterano will have to offer more in the day in day out if it wants to win a place in the team.

The competition of Riqui Puig

Ronald Koeman also has analysed​ the cases of other midfield players of the staff and has elogiado especially the performance of Frenkie of Jong in the last parties. "It has taken more freedom in his game and try have more weight in the phase from above. It is a fast player with balloon. It has assumed more responsibilities. It likes me what is doing in the field and the form in which it has taken the control", said.

On Philippe Coutinho, Ronald Koeman has full confidence in that it will go back to be an important player when it achieve to be to the one hundred by one hundred physically. "It likes me. Lately it has not surrendered to his level because it comes of some annoyances, but has experience of leftovers to go back", ensured.

They asked him also what is missing him to Miralem Pjanic to play more and, in a very seemed tone to the employee with Riqui Puig, Ronald Koeman showed clear. "In the midfield there is a lot of competition. I put to Aleñá before that Pjanic because Aleñá is left-handed and needed a left-handed in the midfield. It is he the one who has to show that the trainer is making a mistake", sentenced.

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