A month after the triumph of Barca against Real Sociedad (2-1) at the Camp Nou, the Catalans and Basques will again see the faces in Cordoba on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. “In that game we played a great first half, fantastic. But the second was different and they reacted and we had problems. It will be an interesting match because we both want to have the ball. La Real is one of the best e quips of the League, with a coach with very clear ideas, “said Ronald Koeman in the previous one, which has denied being a favorite to win this title: “The four teams are, we’re all strong.”
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The Dutch coach hinted that he will not rotate and recalled that against Granada some outstanding players such as Leo Messi and Frenkie of Jong they were replaced shortly after match time to have a break with the match already settled. “Some players like Leo, the Frenkie i Dest they had some discomfort, but they are already fine and all are available. ” Koeman also hopes to have Araujo , last-minute injury against the Andalusian team due to an overload in the hamstrings of his right thigh. The Uruguayan he practiced this Monday solo and today has already worked with the group.
The Barça coach has also taken a stand respect to the situation institutional of the club and considers that the best thing for the club would be to celebrate the elections to the presidency the January 24, a position he already defended just a few days ago in the preview of the match against Granada last Saturday, but has insisted that the most important thing is the safety of the people. “If elections cannot be held for health reasons, it will have to be accepted,” he said. De Jong: “Now I feel more comfortable.”
De Jong: “I’m more comfortable now”
Frenkie de Jong has spoken before. “The last few games I’m playing more advanced, compared to the start of the season. The boss is asking me for more things in attack and now I feel more comfortable.” The Dutch midfielder has also stated that he sees the team “improving and with more confidence”. “We have to get to the final,” he said of the duel against Real Sociedad, which he described as “a very tough opponent who plays well, coming out with the ball from behind.” De Jong also praised Pedri: “He’s a crack, he has a lot of talent.”
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