The showcases of Barcelona, For the second consecutive year, they could not receive any title after the adverse results of the last weeks, but their coach Ronald Koeman pushes his team with optimism and raises them to continue fighting for the three trophies for which they are still competing: LaLiga, Copa del Rey and Champions League.
The strategist of the Blaugrana team knows that it will not be easy to come back in the Copa del Rey after falling 2-1 in the semifinal against Sevilla, much less recovering from 1-4 against PSG in the second round of the Champions League, but he considers that ” create a go-for-all atmosphere. ”
“We know that in two days everything can change, like the feelings of the people, the opinion of the press … We have to accept it and move on. The result of the other day of Madrid and Sevilla have hurt us, but we are Barcelona and we have to be proud to play here. The captains must create an environment to go for everything, it is important in addition to playing our game, “he said at a press conference prior to a game against Elche for LaLiga.
In the domestic competition they have also stumbled. They drew 1-1 against Cádiz over the weekend and are fourth behind Sevilla, Real and Atlético de Madrid, respectively.
“I think that, first, being a Barcelona player you always have to win. It is a moment of the season when we play a lot and you have to find the energy that we had during many games lately. Of the last 13 games we have won 10 and drawn 3, but I am disappointed to lose the 2 points at home another day. If we fail more, you won’t have the chance to do something, “he acknowledged, however, thinking about LaLiga, in which there are still 45 points to play.
But Barcelona, more than optimism, must show mettle on the pitch and resolve the games as it did just two seasons ago if they want to go for everything.
SOURCE: With information from Europa Press