FilGoal | News | Coman: I would have preferred Suarez to leave Juventus … and Barcelona is not eligible for the champions’ title now


Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman would have liked Luis Suarez, the current Atletico Madrid player and former striker of the first, to move to a non-Spanish club.

The Dutchman stressed that his club officials do not expect the team to win the Champions League, noting that this season is considered a transitional period in the Catalan team.

The former Barcelona defender said in his interview with the English newspaper The Athletic: “It is necessary to make decisions because if they lead to good results, then this is wonderful, otherwise I will do it my own way and this is the most important thing (he means the decision to dispense with Suarez at the beginning of this season). The best transfer of Suarez was to Juventus. Instead of Atletico because it is still in the Spanish League. “

“We had to make the decision, very difficult, but I show respect to the player and that is important. I still agree with what we did at that time,” he added.

Coman explained that the Spanish team’s management did not ask him to quickly win titles, adding, “No one told me that you must win anything. Everyone in the club realizes that we are in a transitional season, and of course we would like to compete for titles, cups, league, but they know that they cannot expect us to win a league.” The heroes. “

“We may defeat Paris Saint-Germain (in the price of the champions’ final), we may reach the semi-finals, but there are better clubs at the moment, more likely to win than Barcelona. But Barcelona will return, no problem.”

Koeman took over the task at the beginning of the current season after disappointing results with former coach Quique Setien, which caused Barcelona to leave the 2019-2020 season empty-handed.

Eliminating Suarez was one of Coman’s first decisions at Camp Nou, but unfortunately for him, the Uruguayan striker shines with Rojiblancos and is the top scorer in the league with 14 goals and his team is at the top of the championship.

Barcelona are preparing to face its host Granada on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.

After 4 days, he is a guest of Real Betis in the 22nd round of the league in which he occupies second place, ten points away from leaders Atletico, and the latter has a postponed meeting.

On February 16, Barcelona will host Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League final.


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