FC Barcelona’s manager acknowledged that it is inadmissible that so many occasions fail and sometimes try too hard to penetrate the opponent’s goal rather than looking for somewhat more distant shots to have more goal scoring options. The reality is that the Azulgrana ensemble exhibited serious problems in the completion in Turin and before the Alavés,the same thing happened again.
For this reason, Koeman was especially angry, upset and uncomfortable. At a press conference he was for a few jokes and he made it notice to the media, as he was unhappy with almost none of the questions about the party, whether it was about his decisions with the changes or about arbitration.
Although the victory in Turin against Juventus seemed balsamic after the disaster of El Clásico,Alavés has once again made the ghosts of a team that still does not have complete and round performances, that works for leases and that on top of that, face to goal, goes through real problems.
Perhaps this drought reinforces Koeman’s own idea that a new striker is needed to reach the team. Barca seemed determined to retry Depay’s signing in January, but with the new situation of the club Comisión Gestora whose leadership has fallen to a Management Commission following Bartomeu’sdeparture, we will have to see if that is possible.
Koeman thus analyzed the match enjoyed by FC Barcelona in which he could not pass the tie against a heroic Deportivo Alavés. The Dutch technician at least employed all of his strikers, as they jumped on the Messilawn, Ansu Fati, Griezmann and Dembélé as starters, and later Pedri, Trincao and Braithwaite entered.
The valuation of the match
“I’m worried about the effectiveness above my players. It is not a matter of attitude, it is not a subject of concentration, but we do have to score more goals, It has already happened to Juventus and now to Alavés. We also gave the goal to Alavés. We can’t accept that we fail so much.”
Opportunities from afar
“Yes. Sometimes we look too hard for the last pass. We’ve sucked several times, but there was always a leg in front of us.”
Improvement after rest
“In the first part we have been closed to the spaces. It’s been very loose and we’ve still had two or three times. Second much better part.”
“One day you criticize me for changing late and now at halftime I have already changed. Fati’s had his chances. I was looking to change things.”
His image at the end
“Are you going to criticize me for my image? We’ve tried everything. We’ve played the way we have to play. If you criticize me for that, we leave it.”
Worried about the points
“Of course I’m worried that we’ve only added two points in the last four days. The game has been very acceptable. I’d be more worried if we didn’t create opportunities.”
“I’d rather not have an opinion. What I said doesn’t need to be repeated.”