Barcelona won a landslide victory over Dinamo Kyiev in the European Champions League. Despite playing without Messi, the Catalan Giants’ overall performance made coach Ronald Koeman satisfied.
Yes, after going through a series of bad results on the League stage, Barcelona finally managed to end that difficult period in the European Champions League.
In the 4th matchdays of the European Champions League Group phase this morning WIB, Barca was actually not in their best condition. They lost several players including Messi and Frenkie De Jong.
But what you see is Barca’s performance that looks better and full of energy. This is the face of Barca that Koeman really wants. The team won with a landslide score of 4-0.
That way, Barcelona also has the right to a ticket to the knockout stage, by winning 12 points that the 3rd and 4th ranks cannot catch in the remaining two group phase matches.
Indeed, there is still a mission to finish at the top of the standings, but at least with this pass, the burden on the players is slightly reduced.
When speaking after the match, coach Ronald Koeman then admitted that he was very satisfied with the overall performance of his players.
“We reached our target to qualify for the last 16. The team looked good. Our team showed great energy. There was a lack of effectiveness in the first half, but we dominated the second half and played well.” Koeman said to Marca.
Furthermore, Koeman cannot deny that a team performance like this is what he has always wanted. For the tactician, the players gave a good performance from the first minute.
Hopefully, the team can repeat this slick performance when struggling on the domestic stage next weekend.
“We can be happy with this result. I’m happy with the team’s performance. They worked hard and pressed the opponent. The face of the team today is what we want to give. All players have high passion.”
“The young players and all those who got the chance to play gave a good impression and the results were good,” continued Koeman.