Ronald Koeman, in the bench of the Barça during the match against the Dynamo


The new weapons of Ronald Koeman at FC Barcelona

Published:8/01/2021 - 17:04h

Updated:8/01/2021 - 17:04h

Ronald Koeman, trainer of the FC Barcelona, valued in the previous press conference to the party in front of the Granada the players that have stepped forward in the team

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At the beginning of season, Ronald Koeman gave the seen well to the exit of some veteran​ players -between which found Luis Suárez, Ivan Rakitic or Arturo Vidal- with the hope that the youngsters stepped advance regarding his specific weight in the team. Ousmane Dembélé, Pedri or Frenkie of Jong are some of the most evident examples of this.

In the previous press conference to the party of LaLiga Santander that the FC Barcelona will play against the Granada in The Cármenes, Ronald Koeman has valued very positively the big evolution that have had said footballers in the present season. With the injuries, has arrived the opportunity for all they and any has it desaprovechado.

One of which carried the praises of Ronald Koeman was Ousmane Dembélé, that has had performances very stood out in the present season and that has minimised his physical problems. "The most important is the physicist of the player. It is his fourth season here and has had bad luck with the injuries. Like this it is very complicated. Has a lot of level, but has to be well physically, if no can not surrender to the level of the FC Barcelona", explained.

On Ousmane Dembélé, Ronald Koeman explained a series of characteristics that do him distinct of the rest of forwards of the team. "it is training Well, it is cheerful. Has quality and contributes different things to Antoine Griezmann, Francisco Trincao or Leo Messi: dribla, goes well in the one against one, plays in the two bands... ojalá That physically keep well to play a lot of parties", sentenced.

Ronald Koeman also spoke wonders on Pedri, the young talent of 18 years that understands wonderfully with Leo Messi and to the that many already compare with Andrés Iniesta so much by profile of game as by technical quality. "We can say a lot of positive things by his path until this moment. Anybody could expect that a boy of his age play it everything. It deserves it to him", commented

Ronald Koeman puntualizó, however, that it is necessary to take care a lot his progression so that it do not stagnate and can follow evolving. "It has showed that, in spite of his youth, seems that it carry a lot of years here. It is necessary to follow his evolution because to his age can have altibajos. It has to show by more time his quality. It does not be necessary to go so fast", specified.

Another of which also has stepped forward is Frenkie of Jong, to the that seems that at last it has found him the ideal position in the centre of the field. "We speak with him on where we need him. And it is that we require of people that arrive to the contrary area. Pedri Has played in different positions, but with freedom. They, as Messi or Griezmann need freedom of movements. We need mediocampistas that mark of eight to ten goals by season", asguró.

Samuel Umtiti, stagnated

On the other hand, Ronald Koeman also commented the situation of Samuel Umtiti, that in spite of that has recovered does not attain to strengthen in the team. "It has been long out of the terrain of game, by his annoyances. It has had some minutes. There are two head offices that can fulfil if it is not Clément Lenglet: Óscar Mingueza and he. We will take the decision after the session of this afternoon", concluded.


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