The Dutch coach praised his team's performance after the crucial victory against Elche.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has claimed that his team needed a victory over Elche in La Liga.
beat Elche 3-0 in a crucial match, with two goals from Lionel Messi and one from Jordi Alba. La Liga was won against Cadiz. After the game, Koeman claimed that his team needed this victory.
“We needed to win after the two results,” Koeman said. “We played a great second half, we made the difference. In the first half we should have done better.”
He added: "Surely, having won today, tomorrow will be different. It is normal if you leave two points against Cadiz when it was time to cut back with those at the top. You have to close this bad feeling with good games and good results."
"Everyone has seen that we lacked intensity and rhythm of the ball, especially. It is good that Messi, as captain, asks for intensity.
"In the first half we were lazy, without rhythm, despite the two occasions. In the second half, much better. With more rhythm of the ball. We also scored fast. We were much better in the second half than in the first."