Koeman: “Exceptional to have Messi with us”

Ronald Koeman, the new coach of Barça, expressed this Friday his satisfaction to be able to count on Lionel Messi.

Exactly one week ago, Lionel Messi announced his decision to stay at Barcelona. After trying to force a start, the Argentine resolved to continue with the Blaugrana. To the delight of the supporters of the team, and also of its coach Ronald Koeman.

The new coach of the Catalan team has not yet had the opportunity to speak on the subject. He did it this Friday during an intervention on the club’s TV channel. “It’s great, everyone knows Messi is the best player in the world. It is exceptional to have him with us. We have to put him in the best physical condition, since his technical qualities are well established ”.

Messi could play on Saturday

Barça will be out this weekend. In a friendly match, and ten days before his first league meeting, the vice-champion of Spain faces Nastic Tarragona. Messi could participate in 45 minutes of this opposition without stake. “Each player should have 45 minutes of playing time,” said Koeman. “The score will not be the most important thing, we mainly want to settle on the tactical level. “

As a reminder, Messi resumed training last Monday. After training on his own, he has reunited with the rest of his teammates and is in the process of catching up physically.


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