Ronald Koeman played his first official game with Barcelona tonight. The Dutch manager managed to get a comfortable win against a strong Villareal side. After the game, Koeman talked in the post-match conference and started his words putting praise on Ansu Fati:
“I’m delighted with Ansu Fati. He has a huge future ahead of him. Fati’s performance should be highlighted. I was complaining a little last week when he didn’t show his maximum performance in pre-season. He’s only 17 years old, he will have a great future but he also must improve things. Sometimes he lacks a bit of concentration.”, said the Barça boss.
Regarding a potential striker signing, the manager added: “It would be good have a ‘9’ so we have more options, but we can also play without one.”
Griezmann, who had a more silent performance tonight did not disappoint the Dutchman either: “I’m very happy with Griezmann. It doesn’t matter that he didn’t score.”
“I’m very happy with the what we’ve shown in the first half, we dominated the opposition. We played like a great team, recovering balls, and our transition in attack has been optimal.”, added Koeman.
Barcelona legend Ronaldinho tests Positive for COVID-19
Former Barcelona player and club legend Ronaldinho has confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19.
The World Cup winner, through a story he posted on Instagram, broke the news, saying that he tested positive for Coronavirus, while being asymptomatic, and self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
“I’ve been here in Belo Horizonte since yesterday, I came to participate in an event.” Ronaldinho says in the video, before adding, “I took the test and tested positive for COVID. I am fine, asymptomatic, but we will have to postpone the event for later.”
The Brazilian legend ends the video on a positive note, by saying, “Soon we will be there together. Big hug!”
The 40-year-old joined Barcelona in 2003, and is often said to be one of the best players to play for the club. He is also called for being a revolutionary, helping Barcelona win their first Champions League in the new era, and their second ever after a 14 year gap. We wish Ronaldinho a speedy recovery!