Before the clash against Cadiz, the coach of Barca met with journalists. During the press-conference, Ronald talked about Messi, Cadiz and upcoming matches.
Situation with Lionel Messi
As you may know, Neymar said that Messi will be with him next season. Experts believe that Neymar wants to sign Messi with PSG. Journalists asked Ronald about Messi and his theoretical transfer to Paris. Barca’s coach said that Messi is a very smart person. Lionel can decide his future, said Koeman. Ronald Koeman said that he can’t change the mind of the player. Still, Lionel Messi is a very important key for Barcelona’s success but if the player wants to leave, the coach can’t do anything.
Trip to Cadiz
Ronald Koeman said that Cadiz is a very tricky opponent. Cadiz is still struggling to take points at home-stadium. Koeman said that Barca will try to play for three points. Barca’s coach noted that they want to get easy three points this weekend. Experts believe that Cadiz will do everything to give a real battle to Barca.
Atletico Madrid as the main contender for La Liga Trophy
Journalists asked Ronald about Atletico Madrid. Question was related to the powerful attacking line and defense of Atleti. Ronald Koeman said that currently Atletico Madrid is the leader of the table. The coach noted that Simeone is doing wonderful job and that’s why team is not conceding many goals. Atletico is very strong but according to Koeman, everything can happen during the season.
Position for Antoine Griezmann
Koeman said that Antoine is a very good player. He has proved everyone wrong and can play at any position. Griezmann can play as the main striker or false nine. Antoine can also play from the deep and control the pace of attacks. Control of the pace is Griezmann’s main advantage, that’s why he is a genius, said Koeman.