November 13, 2020

Barca have great future yet Koeman advises persistence following Champions League rout.

Barca have great future yet Koeman advises persistence following Champions League rout

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Ronald Koeman stated Barcelona have a fantastic future yet required persistence after their 5-1 Champions League rout of Ferencvaros.

Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele were all on target for Barca, who made a winning begin in Group G on Tuesday, while Gerard Pique was sent off in the second half.

Barca are coming off a troubled 2019-20 season, which saw the club dismissed by bitter competitors Real Madrid in LaLiga and also humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The embattled Spanish powerhouse relied on Netherlands boss Koeman as well as the Dutch head trainer has actually overseen just one loss in five competitive games this season.

” We play various,” Koeman informed press reporters after Barca came to be the first string ever to have 2 goalscorers aged 17 or under in a single Champions League match thanks to Fati as well as Pedri.

” We have made changes on the group, we have made changes on the team, we have selected youths, so we can not expect more from this group right now.

” We’re good, this group is gon na have a great future, but it should boost. Playing with young players, different tactics … Be calm, I ask you to provide a margin.

” We are mosting likely to boost. We can’t require it in 2 or three weeks, yet you’ll see that soon the group will play better, will certainly be extra comfortable, however we need time.”

Antoine Griezmann was an extra replacement at Camp Nou, where Koeman chose to utilize Pedri and Dembele off the bench after Trincao started alongside Messi and also Fati.

Messi ended up being the initial player to score in 16 succeeding Champions League campaigns after his 27th-minute penalty opened up the scoring for Barcelona.

Fati increased the lead with a volley as he became the very first player to have actually scored two Champions League goals before celebrating his 18th birthday celebration.

On Griezmann’s absence, Koeman– whose Barca face Madrid in Saturday’s Clasico– included: “We look for the best eleven for each and every match, today we have actually gone with Trincao playing vast, and then Ousmane [Dembele] in order to have depth on the wing.

” Let’s see Saturday, it will certainly be an additional game. It’s my task to prepare the team as well as have the best team for each moment.”