As is usual, Koeman appeared at a press conference one day before their respective duel in The league. Next Saturday, the Barcelona is measured before Real Madrid for the date 30 of the competition, a commitment that has generated tension between fans and followers of the beautiful game. However, the Dutchman wanted to lower the pressure of this meeting: “It is not decisive”, he sentenced at a press conference.
«The result is not decisive because after tomorrow’s game we still have many days to go where any team has a difficult time winning all their games. The team that wins will have an important morale to continue, “remarked Koeman in the preview of the Classic. In addition to a special request: «We need the best Messi but we need the best Barça, you have to do things perfectly well, with our attack, the passes, movements … ».
“As we have achieved good results lately, the team is confident, it is a great team, against a Madrid that has also improved during the season, we are fighting for the maximum and the maximum is to win the League, especially tomorrow’s game is important ”, replied the coach when he was rebuked about the team’s present, especially after the doubts generated in the game against Valladolid.
On Pique and Sergi Roberto, the coach did not give details of the return of both, leaving some uncertainty in the atmosphere: «They are two important players, not only because of their quality. They are physically well, very excited to help the team and I think it is important to have almost all the players available for tomorrow’s game, “said the FC Barcelona coach.
Finally, he referred to the change of referee due to injury: «Yes it is true that we are talking too much about this issue, any referee who whistles a game is always honest and whistles what he sees, they also have the help of the VAR, for me it does not matter either a lot of. The referee who was there was a very good referee and the one who whistles tomorrow is also a very good referee. The referee does his job the best he can, “he said.