My Profile

Barca will tribute Maradona with a good performance - Koeman

Sat 28 November 2020 | 16:59

Koeman believes that his players pay a great tribute to Maradona with a good performance against Osasuna.

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman claimed that the best honor for Diego Maradona for his team is to perform well in the game against Osasuna.

Maradona played for Barcelona between 1982 and 1984 and died in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, aged 60. Azulgrana has not performed well so far this season and has not been able to live up to expectations, and now the Dutch coach has claimed that his team can do an excellent tribute to Maradona with a strong performance.

"The best tribute to Maradona would be a strong display on the pitch tomorrow," he said. "My first 100 days at this club? I've had quieter days at previous clubs, but I'm happy to be here.

"It's time to react now and cut distance with clubs ahead of us in the league table."

Koeman then said about his team's hand preparation and performance against Dynamo Kyiv: "We have to wait until tomorrow to know if Dest is available or not. He trained well today, but tomorrow we'll know for sure. Today we've talked about who will play there if he can't play.

"The team that played in Kyiv gave a very good showing, and I really liked the rhythm of the game. Messi and De Jong have had a good rest, and hopefully they'll be completely fresh tomorrow."

source: SportMob