After reaching the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup … Why did Koeman attack Saint-Germain?


وعاد Barcelona From afar, when he equaled the result of the match in the last minutes of trailing 0-2 to a 2-2 draw, then activated in overtime to end the match with a big victory and qualify for the cup semi-finals.

But come on He took advantage of the post-match press conference and accused his opponent Paris Saint-Germain By pressing his team before their confrontation in the Champions League, by talking about the possibility of joining the star of the team Lionel Messi To the champion of France.

Angel Di Maria, Neymar and Leandro Paredes expressed their desire to join Messi to their team, and Leonardo, the sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain, last month, said the administration welcomed Messi.

“I think that many people in Paris Saint-Germain talk about Messi, who is a Barcelona player, is disrespectful,” Koeman said. “Paris Saint-Germain is trying to influence our confrontation.”

Barcelona will host its French opponent in the first leg of the 16th round on February 16, before heading out to meet them in the second leg on the tenth of March.

Barcelona had made one of the most prominent uprisings in the history of the Champions League, when it reversed its loss in the 0-4 go to a 6-1 return victory, in the round of 16 of 2017.

On the other hand, Koeman praised football’s ability to excite after his team turned late to a 5-3 win over Granada After extra time.

The Dutch coach said: “This is amazing. Football is amazing. The first thing that I want to praise tonight is the mental strength of my team, so they never stop trying to win.”

Barcelona hit the crossbar 3 times in normal time, and Granada goalkeeper Aaron Escandel saved several chances, but the Catalan team trailed 0-2 and was about to exit before scoring Antoine Griezmann A goal in the 88th minute, then Jordi Alba equalized in stoppage time.

Griezmann, Frankie de Jong and Alba added 3 goals in overtime, while Fede Fico scored for Granada from the penalty spot.

Koeman said: “Football wronged us in the first half, as we started the match hard, but we made a mistake by relying on aesthetic performance inside my team’s penalty area where you cannot do that, and it cost us this first goal.”

He continued, “We knew we were unlucky. We had several opportunities, but the ball did not enter the goal, whether the goalkeeper rescued it or hit the frame, but the victory was deserved in the end because of our approach.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here