Barcelona’s new tactician, Ronald Koeman, cannot file a complaint regarding the performance of his captain, Lionel Messi in this morning’s match against Ferencvaros. According to the tactician, he ran out of words to praise La Pulga.
Messi only scored in the European Champions League match which took place early in the morning WIB (21/10). Even so, his good actions helped Barcelona win 5-1 against the opposing team.
From the first minute, Messi was brilliant, he played like there was no conflict with the club. Weaving past the opponent’s defense so that several times threatened Ferencvaros’ goal.
As a result, many praised the player nicknamed La Pulga. This includes coach Ronald Koeman, who was rumored to be unhappy with Messi’s presence in his squad.
“If he plays like tonight [dawn WIB], I will not complain to Leo,”
“He worked hard, scored a goal from the spot but I also scored a penalty. If he doesn’t score but provides two or three assists, we can’t ask for more from him,” the Dutch coach was quoted as saying by Goal International.
Furthermore, Koeman admitted that he was very satisfied with the composition of Barcelona’s attack line which was quite complete at this time. What’s more, Lionel Messi can play many different roles, either as a winger or as a center forward.
“We have a lot of people for the front sector and that is the best thing for the coach. I think we showed that we have a lot of great players up front,” he added.
“With Leo who is great, with two assists, that’s why we can go happily. There is competition and that does not only apply to the right wing. We can play differently with Leo on the wing or No.10,” he concluded.
Of course, Lionel Messi is expected to be able to duplicate his slick performance in the El Clasico match against Real Madrid. The super big match duel will take place on the weekend at Estadio Camp Nou.
Victory is certainly the target of Barcelona, considering they will play at home in the match later.