LIGA - Koeman on Vallecano clash, injuries, and contracts
Barcelona takes on Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Wednesday night, looking to rebound from their El Clasico loss to Real Madrid on Sunday.
Manager Ronald Koeman spoke to the press ahead of the game and addressed a variety of issues.
On facing Rayo Vallecano, the Dutchman said: “Tomorrow we face Rayo, a rival that made things tough for us last season in the Copa del Rey. We must continue in line with the last matches in which we have done things well.”
On the topic of injuries: “We are all worried about the injuries, it came out in the press that I am pissed off about this issue… We talk every day and there is no need to get pissed off. We do not set a return date for Pedri, Dembélé or Araújo,” Koeman said.
With regard to Dembele’s contract: “We want Ousmane Dembelé to stay with us, he is an important player, our goal is for him to renew. If he does not, we will have to react in the best possible way. We have not decided our strategy in case he does not renew.”