The Blaugrana are getting ready to face Gimnastic de Tarragona, and overall, despite some turbulence from the training ground, Koeman is pleased with the way the preparation is going.

Ronald Koeman is pleased with the Barcelona squad training

Ronald Koeman expressed his satisfaction with what he saw from his Barcelona team on the training ground. The Blaugrana are getting ready to face Gimnastic de Tarragona, and overall, despite some turbulence from the training ground, Koeman is pleased with the way the preparation is going. “The training was very positive,” he told the club’s channels. “We’re two weeks in, and the squad works well. There is a good level of passion in training, primarily with the fitness side in the starting weeks and now with tactics. The players showed a lot of spirit, interest, and intensity, and this is the most important thing because, for me, you have to practice the way you play. It is crucial, and I am very pleased with the team’s work in these two weeks.”

Leo Messi is extremely important for Ronald Koeman

Koeman plans to spin his side in a friendly against Gimnastic. “Every player is going to get 45 minutes; it will be a game with two separate teams,” he said. “We will look for intensity, the order in our game, how we want to play with the ball, transitions and pressing, things improve, and see how we want to play.” The Dutchman also spoke about the returning Leo Messi. “He’s the best,” He said. “Messi is an extremely important player, and he has shown this over the years. I hope he can repeat that this season”. Koeman is also content with new signatures as well as academy players who train with the first team. “The young players have adjusted very well, as have the signings,” he said. “It is a strong band, and everyone has the opportunity to play.

“We have a phenomenal training atmosphere, young players have participated and have a lot of quality. So now we need to improve and improve our fitness.”