Ronald Koeman stated that "Barcelona have been, are and will be a better team with Messi than without."
Barcelona's head coach talked about
and stated that "Messi has shown me to be a person who wants to win things and continue to be the best, even though he has had his problems with the club."
said that when I joined
, "they told me that Messi was unhappy."
He added that "We spoke at his house, and he explained his reasons to me. I was honest. I told him that the only thing is the system, his position on the field, his importance in the team.
Koeman added that "But the problems that he had had with the club I couldn't change. From the first day, I have said the same thing. He is the best and is committed to the club.
Moreover, the head coach mentioned that "He has had his issues, his problems this summer, but since he returned to the training he has been very good. He has had bad luck in some games, and he has not been able to offer the usual performance, but I am sure that at the end of the season, he will have scored the usual goals."
In the end, the head coach stated that "We know we have to improve things, and we are working towards that. Now we have a break, but we are already preparing a very demanding schedule for when we return."