Ronald Koeman, during his official presentation with the FC Barcelona

It STOOD OUT THE LEVEL OF COUTINHO

Koeman: "If Luis Suárez stays, he will be like one more player"

Published:16/09/2020 - 21:54h

Updated:21/09/2020 - 09:17h

Ronald Koeman valued the second victory of pre-season against the Girona (3-1) and left some very interesting reflections of face to the future

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This Wednesday, andl FC Barcelona has achieved the second victory of the present pre-season, in this occasion winning to the Girona (3-1) with a goal of Philippe Coutinho and other two of Leo Messi. After the party, Ronald Koeman has made a series of reflections valuing the meeting contested by his team and has analysed also concrete cases of players.

In the first place, it wanted to stand out the good physical level that has seen him to his team explaining that the distribution of minutes of this Wednesday has been distinct to the one of the past Saturday in seen to the Gamper, that will be the Saturday against the Elche, and to the start of LaLigaagainst the Villarreal. "We are well physically. The players have played 60 minutes and many of them will play 90 the Saturday to be prepared for the beginning of the League. Today they are tired by the trainings", said.

"The youngsters? I remain me with Konrad"

Ronald Koeman also stood out the work of the youngsters of the team, standing out especially to Konrad de la Fuente, to Pedri and to Riqui Puig. "We know that have very good young players. The important is to participate in the trainings and friendly parties. If I have to stand out to a jovencito would say that Konrad, but Pedri and Riqui also have a big future by in front", commented.

In general lines, the trainer of the FC Barcelona showed satisfied with the performance of his team although it thinks that would have to have played more pòr the bands. "I am happy with very good played from backwards. Sometimes up we have closed too much the attacks, it is necessary to play more open, but has been a good work in general. And in the League will be to the ciento percent", ensured.

In addition to the youngsters, Philippe Coutinho was the one who more praises carried by part of Ronald Koeman that seems to trust fully in the Brazilian. "It is with a lot of spirit in this moment. It trains and it plays well. Has big quality and it is necessary to take into account that it needs the support of the trainer and of the fans", manifested the technician culé, maybe commanding a message to the fans so that it support him.

Conversation with Luis Suárez

As FCBN had advanced, Ronald Koeman has admitted that held a conversation with Luis Suárez in which him exlicó that, if finally it frustrates his course, will have he like any another footballer of the staff. "I was speaking with Luis this morning. We expect to see if if there is exit or no. We respect the agreements and from the first day have said that if it remains in the staff will be one more", concluded.

The words of Koeman after the Barça-Girona

 

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