November 4, 2020

Koeman : Barcelona really did not kill the game

Koeman Barcelona really did not kill the game

Ronald Koeman thinks that his Barcelona side lacked ruthlessness away at Juventus on Wednesday evening.

The Catalans left Turin with a 2-0 win, but they could have had more goals had they been even more clinical.

Koeman was attended be visibly frustrated late on when Ansu Fati opted to pass instead of shooting when know goal, as well as he believes his side were missing out on a bit of luck in the final third.

” We really did not kill the game,” Koeman stated later on. “We had extremely clear chances. However Antoine [Griezmann] had back luck, his shots could not have actually been better.

” It’s constantly crucial to produce chances. We were the superior group, we had depth and a man free in the middle. It was a fair result.

” Barcelona travelled to Italy light on choices at centre-back and with Ronald Araujo starting and afterwards going off hurt, their issues have just worsened.

” We’ve understood from the start of the time that we are restricted at centre-back,” Koeman included. “If we’re missing somebody, we remain in difficulty.” [Frenkie] de Jong has actually played there in Holland [before] and also he has actually done very well.

” It has been an active week at Barcelona adhering to Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation as president, yet the instructor insists he’s just concentrating on the football.

” I believe we need to believe about the sporting side only,” Koeman stated. “The group have actually been good and it doesn’t influence me.

” It does not worry me. We’re placing our energy right into football. It’s not in our hands.”