Koeman charged Di Maria of being disrespectful over Messi comments

Thu 04 February 2021 | 19:46

Barcelona head coach, Ronald Koeman has slammed Angel Di Maria over the PSG forward's comments implying that Lionel Messi could move in Paris to join him next season.


's contract in Barca is until the end of the season and rumors suggest PSG is a possible destination.

PSG’s sporting director, Leonardo has announced:

“Great players like Messi will always be on PSG's list. But this is of course not the time to talk about it, or to dream about it."

Di Maria repeated Leonardo's comments on Wednesday after PSG's 3-0 triumph over Nimes.

"Yes, yes, I hope so,"

Di Maria spoke of a possible PSG move for his international teammate.

"There are many possibilities. We have to be calm and things will develop."

The Dutch manager talked about those comments and speaking after Barcelona's 5-3 victory over Granada in the Copa del Rey,



charged Di Maria of being disrespectful.

"It seems to me a lack of respect. Someone can be wrong in saying something like that,"




"It is not fair, I do not think it is respectful towards Barca to speak like that of a player who is ours. So many people from PSG talk a lot about Leo, who plays for Barca.

"Besides, we have a tie against them,"



continued, pointing to the teams' upcoming Champions League last-16 matchup.

Koeman was pleased with his team's play on the night after Barca bounced back from two goals down in normal time and then netted three goals in extra time.

"It's incredible,"

Koeman continued.

"The football is incredible. I think we've done well. We had chances to win the game earlier.

"The team has been huge. In the last five minutes of the second half, we scored two goals. Then extra time was incredible

"The first thing that stands out about the team is their mentality. We never stop trying."



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