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Koeman comments on Messi’s goal celebration

Sun 29 November 2020 | 18:46

Barcelona boss said Lionel Messi’s tribute to Maradona was a big move by the Argentine superstar and that he was unaware of his plan.

Barcelona

beat

Osasuna

by 4 goals tonight. In this game,

Antoine Griezmann

had a brilliant performance and scored one goal and one assist.

Lionel Messi

also scored Barca's fourth goal beautifully.

Barca coach

Ronald Koeman

said in the post-match press conference:

"These are the things of a great player: first because of the play and the goal, and second because of the gesture towards Maradona. It was something really great in every sense.

"I didn't know Leo was going to do that celebration."

Koeman also commented on

Griezmann

’s performance.

"Antoine looked very good today,"

he said

From his position, he played with a lot of freedom, he gave an assist and scored a great goal. This is the player we want.

"I don't think he has changed. He always worked hard to have this opportunity, but he scored a great goal and now it seems he feels freer on the pitch and that's a positive."

Koeman also talked about his Danish forward, Martin Braithwaite, who scored the first goal:

"We needed more of a number nine today to fix the centre-backs and to be able to find more space behind a team that closes up at the back.

"Martin is working very well. We know the team works well in defense, they played with five at the back, and we had to play with a high rhythm with the ball to look for goal."

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