Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman talked in front of their face-off against Real Sociedad in the semi-final of the Supercopa de Espana in Cordoba tomorrow night, sounded tranquil and positive before the match.
The Catalan giants have ascended to third in La Liga after a decent performance in the last week that saw them dominate three consecutive matches at home. Their aggregate structure has been improved by Lionel Messi, who looks ignited again for making the most of his football this season. They face La Real, who began like a thunderbolt in La Liga; however, they fell downwards the table as quickly as they got on top at the beginning of the season. At first, they looked like a contender, they've presently neglected to win in 12 games. Nonetheless, they're as yet on a by and large upward direction for the Dutch head coach. "They're strong opposition," Koeman said. "They want to push on, and they have a coach with very clear ideas. It will be an interesting game because we both want to play." The Blaugrana head manager said that he accepted triumph in the Supercopa, with Real Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao contending in the other semi-last, could fill in as a genuine proclamation of aim from his moderate beginning charges and dole out flatware to what in particular's been a new upswing in their form. “All four teams that participate in the semi-finals have the mentality to win it,” Koeman said. “We do, and we want to continue with the level of performance we’ve given lately. We’re growing in all aspects and this is a good opportunity to show we’re on the right track. “The team is better, with more players breaking forward from midfield coupled with players in the final third with the quality to do damage,” Koeman said. “Defensively we are good and we have gained confidence in the last few games.” Follow Sportmob for the latest football news.