In an interview with Marca, Ronald Koeman has spoken about his special relationship with Argentine star Lionel Messi.
At the end of the contract next June, the Argentinian could be living his last season with the Blaugrana. His performance in the field seems disturbed by the many questions about his future. If a departure in summer is not to be excluded, Lionel messi remains one of the strong men of the Catalan club according to his coach.
“We’re not just talking about the game”
” In principle, and this for any player: if he is able to play and if he is good, he plays, said Ronald Koeman. Even though Leo is older than before, he is still a player who enjoys being here at the club and above all winning games. He enjoys every day in training and is very involved. As a coach I talk to my players and I also talk to Leo about all this and other things because he is the captain of the team. There are the locker room talks and we’re not just talking about the game. “
“I had the dream of training Barcelona”
The Dutch coach also spoke about his decision to join Barça last summer, despite the difficult situation in which the club found itself. ” I had the dream of coaching Barcelona. I don’t think you can wait until it all works out fine either. If a team has very good results, a team does not change coaches, explained Ronald Koeman. I don’t know if I was brave, I think any coach who has the opportunity to come here will say to me: ‘I am coming’. I came for the affection of the people, for the affection of the club, for my personal relationship with Barça. “
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