Koeman: “I do not regret my statements of the Classical”

Ronald Koeman, Barcelona coach, spoke in the preview of the match against Juventus. These were his statements at a press conference.

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What game do you expect this Wednesday?

It is not decisive. It is a match between great teams. Juve plays at home but it would be important to get a good result, with the game we want … We respect Juventus. It is a high-level match.

It is not clear if Cristiano will play. Would you rather he didn't play?

We always want the best to be on the field. Cristiano is a great player but I hope he plays. I respect him a lot.

What do you think they can open a file for you?

I don't regret anything I said. It's not in my hands. I don't want to talk more about this topic and nothing else.

Does the issue of the Vote of Censorship affect you?

When I spoke with Barça, I knew that it would not be an easy challenge because of the changes we want to make, because of Covid, because of the economy. I only ask for tranquility and time because we are changing things. I ask for respect. After 1-2 we were worse but before 60 minutes we were better. That is what I have seen.

What options do you have after the dismissal of Coutinho?

The approach is to win and for that you have to put forward.

Will we see a brave or conservative Koeman?

I play to win. But that's one thing. And another, not to defend. You have to dominate the game and then try to hurt your opponent. Balance is important.

What is the strength of Juventus?

Despite his casualties, he is strong on defense. He knows how to endure a result. Dybala is a great player, Morata scores goals. And in the center of the field there are great players.