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“Leo is very important in our attack” – Koeman

Mon 07 December 2020 | 20:13

The Dutch coach spoke of their latest loss to Cadiz and how many fans target Messi for their failures.

Barcelona

manager,

Ronald Koeman

, who has witnessed four defeats in their recent eight matches of LaLiga, spoke of how many blame

Lionel Messi

whenever they fall back. Since the Argentine’s recent struggles with the team and the nearing of his contract’s end some consider the Catalonians problems to lie in the final third but Koeman believes their defense needs more strengthening rather than their attacking line.

“What I want is to have communication with Leo about things in the game, about things that happen in certain games. As with any player or captain,”

said Koeman.

“You don’t have to put energy into outside issues. As a coach I always have to look for the maximum performance from each player. Leo is very important in our attack, many of our attacks come through him.”

“In that sense I agree with him that he is the easiest culprit many times. I do not think he made mistakes. This is a matter for the whole team, where defensively we have to be more aggressive. In some games we have not been effective enough.”


source: SportMob