Koeman’s change of heart in just 24 days

After a few days of relative calm, Ronald Koeman returns to the scene and has addressed the press before this Sunday’s match against Valencia at the Camp Nou (9pm, Movistar LaLiga). The coach is still a week away from three games in which the little credit he has left at the helm of the Barça bench will be played. “We have to improve on things that we have lacked in recent games. Especially in defense. We play at home and we want to win,” Koeman said strongly in the first response.

“I try to be calm and focus my energies on things I can control. The president has already defended me [abans del partit contra l’Atlètic de Madrid]”But there is no doubt that any coach has to win games,” he added. “I’ve seen the team very focused in recent days.” september said the team had to settle for “staying in the top of the league”, now he believes that if he recovers the injured players “there is a squad to try to win the championship”.

Against Valencia, Koeman could regain Kun Agüero. “He has improved a lot physically. He is fine, but he still lacks match rhythm and physical tone. But he has to win that by entering the matches, as happened with Ansu Fati. There is a possibility that he will enter the list of summoned, the other day he played about 25 minutes [en un partit d’entrenament contra el Cornellà]. It’s a matter of physique, not quality. His quality within the area has already proved it and we hope he can help us. “Koeman also spoke of Dembélé, who is still on the final stretch of recovery:” It is difficult to say whether he will be able to reach the classic. It is true that there is still a week left for the match against Real Madrid. Honestly, I can’t know now if it will be ready. Regarding his renewal, this is already a matter for the club.

The Barça coach also spoke of another name, Busquets, who was chosen the best player in the final phase of the UEFA League of Nations for his participation with the Spanish national team. “Their quality is not in doubt. It is true that as a team we can help him more. With the issue of pressure we cannot compare Barça with Spain. We have to improve as a team so that he can feel more comfortable. that also depends on your future on the team. ”


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