Koeman must defend Messi: ‘You can take such a picture of any player’

Ronald Koeman obtained eighteen questions on the press convention for the house recreation towards Actual Betis on Friday, six of which have been about Lionel Messi. The FC Barcelona coach is totally behind his star.

The criticism of Messi is rising, now that the Argentinian has solely scored from the penalty spot this season. He additionally made a weak impression within the Champions League match towards Dinamo Kiev. Tellingly, a video of him strolling throughout the sector went viral.

“Leo is a good participant, who at all times causes issues for the opponent”, Koeman responds to one of many many Messi questions. “Mentally he’s robust, I can see him having fun with himself. He’s a winner and like everybody else he has a tougher time when issues do not go the way in which he desires, however he’s very concerned in the entire scenario.”

Koeman doesn’t need to waste phrases on Messi’s perspective. “I do not suppose it’s obligatory to enter this once more. You possibly can take an image of every participant whereas he’s strolling. I’ve not seen something and am not fascinated about it. His perspective is superb. If you wish to make hassle. , that is your drawback. He nonetheless has quite a lot of high quality and is essential to us. “

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