Ronald Koeman: 'It's a chance to show we are on the right path'
The Dutch coach faces the press ahead of the Spanish Super Cup semi final against Real Sociedad
With the countdown on for the Spanish Super Cup Barça boss Ronald Koeman faced the press on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday' semi final in the competition against Real Sociedad. The Dutchman appeared confident and said that the game is "an opportunity to show that we are on the right path" after the good performances of the last few weeks in La Liga.
The coach admitted the blaugranes are up against strong opposition who "have a clear idea of how they play". More highlights from the press conference:
The team's form
"We are getting better. Lately the team has been confident and focused in all areas of the game. Our style is developing as well."
"It's a game against tough opposition and we can take an important step forward."
"In general the team has got better going forward. We have players getting into the box from midfield and our front players have great quality and can cause a lot of problems. Defensively, we are working hard as well."
The players' fitness
"The other day there were players with a few niggles such as Messi, Dest and De Jong but it seems they will all be available. Araujo did work on his own. We will see this afternoon in the group session but I am confident that they will be 100%."
Approaching the semi final
"Barça has to win things. Our mentality is to give everything always with the best team possible to get to the final."