The Barcelona coach acknowledges that the level of the team is still not enough to fight for great titles and ensures that he does not have Todibo.
Ronald Koeman appears at one o’clock, local time, to analyze the previous visit of Athletic Club to Barcelona on Sunday.
The future of Neto
“I am not going to go into this topic. At the end of the season we will see what happens. Now I only think about Athletic.”
How to surprise Marcelino
“Neither he can surprise me, nor I him. We have two games in a row and it is complicated. We both have our systems and there are no surprises.”
Goals from set pieces
“It is important to set the marks, because it is a quality that Athletic has and that gives it a lot of performance. They have many people who are doing well at the top and will have to defend very well. The referee is very important so that there are no fouls that are not , as happened the other day. We have talked about not making unnecessary mistakes, because they look for them. “
“He’s a Barça player, but I’m not going to count on him.”
Will Eric come?
“I don’t know if Eric Garcia is going to come and I’m not interested, because it’s not my job. I only think about the match with Athletic.”
“I have seen him with great enthusiasm to return. He has many possibilities. Tomorrow we will give the list and we will see.”
“I have spoken with Guardiola to congratulate him on his 50 years, but we have not talked about Eric Garcia, because it is not my job. We know that he will come for sure in the summer and if he does not come now, then we accept him.”
“It would have been better to play at home in the Cup, but it is not like that. Barça is the most important team in all competitions and that sets the schedule. We have to accept it and think about winning the games.”
“We know the situation we have in the League. It is complicated, because the distance from points is very great. In the Champions League there is no clear favorite. We have a tie against PSG that we will try to pass. The team’s ambition is to win titles, because we are Barça, but you have to be realistic. “
“It is a season where we are changing things. We opted for young players. Barça is not there to win many things. We improve, we fight, but we must be realistic and see where we come from and the changes that have occurred. It does not depend on a signing” .
“A Barça player has to be prepared for everything. Umtiti has been away for a long time. Mingueza has risen to the first team … we’ll see what will happen in the future. The players have to show”
The technical secretary
“My job is to prepare the game for the matches and Ramon Planes’ job is to improve our squad and if things come out that he explains about this … I haven’t seen much. My job is to think about the game and talk more about others things. They don’t interest me. “
“It is always important that the club work to improve the squad, if not now, in the summer, it doesn’t bother me that the club does this work and the players can’t be upset either, I don’t see the problem.”
“The two previous games against Athletic we have had many occasions to win, they won the final of the Super Cup. They are a strong team and set pieces. You have to be very focused on those actions and define the chances we believe in. We have improved a lot and we must continue like this “.