Koeman: 'Ferencváros will be difficult for us, we must be focused'
The Dutch coach, in his press conference prior to Barça's 2020/21 Champions League debut, analysed the Hungarian team and explained how his squad are doing
It's time for the Champions League. In his press conference for the Barça v Ferencváros match, Ronald Koeman highlighted the difficulties ahead of the game. "We have to be focused, because a strong team is visiting us," he said.
Champions League opener
"Every week is important. We want to start on a good footing: winning. We have prepared for a difficult match at home."
"There is always pressure to win games, but we are optimistic about the game against Ferencváros. They are a very physical, strong team and like to play with the ball; therefore, we will put our best players on the pitch."
"As a whole they're a strong team and they have attacking players that can make our lives difficult. We have to be focused to deploy our game."
“We train with a lot of intensity. I see the team cheerful and happy, but obviously we are unhappy with the defeat against Getafe. I'm not disappointed with the team because each player works hard."
"We are working well with the team to get the players used to the new system. We have new and young players.”
Pedri and Ansu
“I am happy with Pedri and Ansu Fati. I see them working very well, but we have to keep helping them to improve their game more."
The Barça attack
"I'm not worried about the lack of a goal, we have enough quality to score. There is competition in the attacking part of the team, and we can choose between six and seven players."
"In the match against Getafe he had bad luck in front of goal. Every day I see him training well and happily. I have no complaints about his performance."
El Clásico at the weekend
"It will simply come to our notice then. Now, Saturday’s game isn’t the important thing; the important match is against Ferencváros."