The Dutchman revealed his plans for the team and how they will face their next LaLiga opponent, Cadiz.
Following their Champions League win over Ferencvaros,Barcelona
will head to face their next opponent,Cadiz
, in their LaLiga competition.
, who spoke about the game ahead of their clash, said:
“Cadiz seem to have a hard time earning points at home, but they’re doing good and they’re a tricky opponent against which we have to be focused.”
Koeman added aboutMessi
’s future with the team andNeymar
's recent comments on his wish to play alongside the Argentinian, saying:
“We know Leo’s situation. There’s only one person who can decide his future and that is Leo. I’m not interested in comments from the outside, but rather those from inside the club. We can’t control the outsiders, but from the inside it’s different.”
“Messi and Neymar together in Paris or in Barcelona? As a club we have to try to have the best players here.”
Koeman also responded to Barcelona’s current president of the managing commission,
, who said selling Messi would have made a financial sense, stating:
“Tusquets’ opinion about Messi is not my thing. Leo has a contract and we want him here.”
Later he spoke ofSamuel Umtiti
, who have been absent from the squad due to injury.
“Umtiti is very close,” he said. “He played 60 minutes with Barcelona B and had no discomfort. I don’t know when, but soon he will be on the list. Araujo has been out for a while. He has options to play, but I have to decide when. There are more games coming up.”
“We can’t afford to lose more points in La Liga. We have to win every game left in 2020.”