LIGA - Koeman discusses situation Aguero, Fati and Dembélé
Ronald Koeman does not want to answer questions about his future after a turbulent period. All his attention is now focused on the defining block FC Barcelona faces, starting with the home game against Valencia. Good news for Koeman is that he has more and more to choose from.
The pressure on Koeman's shoulders is still enormous, but he does not have to fear a dismissal at the moment. After all, Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, recently expressed confidence in the Dutch coach. Koeman is given the time to build a new team in the post-Messi era. However, the results will have to improve quickly, the trainer knows.
"I'm used to people talking about my future," Koeman said at the press conference on Saturday towards the match against Valencia. "That is normal at a large club and it is not the first time it has happened to me. Last year my position was also discussed. The chairman has expressed his support and provided clarity. But a coach must always win matches. I don't want to have it in the past. I want to put energy into improving our game, I try to do the best for the club."
Koeman seems to be able to quickly call on Sergio Aguero, who is back from injury and made his unofficial debut during the international match. "He has taken a lot of steps lately. He is doing well, but lacks match rhythm. That only gets better by playing matches. He could be part of the match selection against Valencia. It is known what he can do. he'll get even better, just like Ansu Fati did."
Fati may make his comeback in the starting lineup against Valencia. "He improves every day and tomorrow we will decide whether he starts or not. In any case, he cannot play three games in one week, so we will have to decide what is best for the team," said Koeman, who hopes soon. to be able to call on Ousmane Démbélé again. "He's working hard, but he's not there yet. I don't know if he can play against Real Madrid again. We'll have to wait and see. His future and contract extension is a matter for the club."