The dutch coach Ronald Koeman set foot on Catalan lands again after spending a vacation in your country. After confirming his continuity in the substitute bench, the technician was received by several journalists on his arrival at the airport and decided to answer some questions.
The former coach of the Dutch team arrived in Barcelona in the midst of the efforts being carried out by the leadership, which are focused on waiting for the renewal of Lionel Messi’s contract and the signings for the following season, with Depay as a recent new addition.
The Dutchman was consulted about it, who assured that, “I don’t know anything about Messi. The club is trying to reach an agreement because it is very important ”.
FC Barcelona recently announced the arrival of Memphis Depay as a free agent as of July 1. A name that Koeman put on the table as soon as he arrived at the culé institution: “Memphis is signed, yes. He is a very good signing as are Kun and Eric Garcia. The rest, like all teams, we are working to reinforce the squad ”, he acknowledged.
In addition, he preferred not to get involved or participate in the statements made by President Joan Laporta, in which he announced that three or four more signings would arrive. “I think it is not good to talk about the positions. Generally we are trying to improve our squad and everyone knows that to aspire to the maximum we have to improve things ”.
Regarding the muscle injury suffered by Ousmane Dembelé during the Eurocup, he explained: “I can’t say much about this because it’s bad luck that he got injured. They are things that must be accepted and analyze, but now we are on vacation and thinking about the next season, these are things that we have to accept ”.
Finally, as Laporta revealed in an interview with the Catalan newspaper The vanguard, Koeman acknowledged that He lived uncomfortable moments when his future at FC Barcelona was questioned.
“It is true that it was a week or ten days a bit uncomfortable for both parties, We had important meetings and also both the club and the ‘president’ and like me we really want to face the next season, hopefully with the public, these are things we have talked about and there is no problem ”.
As for those doubts that were generated, especially in the head of the Barça president, he explained: “I think we have analyzed the season, despite the last stretch of the league that we have not been at our level. You always have to analyze a whole season, the moment we arrive, how we enter the club … in general it has been good but the important thing is next season because Barça is a great team that every year has to aspire to the maximum that’s why we need to improve things and I aspire to win things like any coach ”.