The previous season was disappointing for Ronald Koeman, as well as for the players and fans of Barcelona. Only Spanish Cup cannot satisfy the appetites of the club that dreams of the Champions League every season. That is why, as the start of the new champion is approaching, the Dutch expert says that he expects much better results than in the past.
For the club's website, Koeman also talked about the football players individually, talking about what he expects from them in the coming period. Of course, the "scanner" had to start from the best - Lionel Messi.
"He is a very important player for us. Because of the way he plays, he is our captain, a role model for others, and at the same time his effectiveness on the field is enormous after a difficult start to last season."
"He proved once again that he is the best in the world. I know how much he wanted to win the Copa America with Argentina, and he finally made that dream come true." "Messi is the biggest candidate to win the Golden Ball after the great season he had, he is also the biggest favorite for me", said Koeman He then scanned rookie Kun Aguero “Important reinforcement.
Despite the fact that we are a very efficient team, we have to raise it to an even higher level. And, Kun is a very dangerous and experienced player in the penalty area. It is important that he is physically good, so that he can help us with his qualities "
Koeman also referred to Memphis Depay, the player he insisted on bringing. "I know him very well, as well as my way of working and that is important. He is a player of strong character, physically powerful, fast, he can bring us a lot."
"Also, Memphis can play in several positions in attack, he is in the best years to prove it. He made a lot of progress in Lyon, gained experience, was a captain. Now he has taken the next step, at a higher level, to prove himself in Barcelona as well.
" The third rookie is Eric Garcia, who returned from Manchester City. "He returned home, and although he is young, he has gained a lot of experience. He plays in the place where I played as a young football player."
"Our game from the last line can be improved a lot with him, he has a good overview of the game and he has a great future ahead of him." Right back Emerson, who has been on loan at Betis since 2019, will also get a chance.
"When you get an invitation to the Brazilian national team in addition to so many good players, then it speaks for itself. We analyzed his season at Betis, he will bring us a lot of strength, and it will also mean something for our game in which the defenders are constantly on the offensive. We believe that he will be of great help to us. "