The Barça, in the hands of the veterans
Koeman hopes they will pull in chevrons to boost morale and calm down the decisive final stretch of the season
ORone of the first things he did Ronald Koeman last Thursday, after the defeat against grenade, was talking to the captains in the locker room. And it has continued to do so in recent days. He has chatted with them and asked for their help to boost team morale after the fiasco against the Andalusian team and to energize the block on the pitch in the final stretch of the season. He believes that it is the oldest who should pull the car at the most decisive moment of the campaign.
The coronavirus on Thursday prevented Koeman I could chat with all the players in the locker room of the Camp Nou after losing the chance to take the lead in the standings. He spoke only to veterans. In subsequent sessions, he already addressed the entire group, but again had individualized meetings with the oldest of the culé team: Messi, Busquets, Piqué, Alba… He has asked them to pull chevrons: to encourage the youngest after the blow against him grenade and, at the same time, that they put a point of calm during the matches and in the five remaining matches of the competition, in which their options to proclaim themselves champions and make a double are played. The coach believes that it will be key to achieve the goal that they know how to withstand the pressure they will have in this final stretch.
Own Ronald Koeman acknowledged that veterans must step up. “The experienced people in the team must help. We need peace of mind. There are many players, four or five, who are living their first year First“commented the Dutchman.
Mingueza, Pedri, Araujo, Ilaix… are enjoying their debut in the top flight and Koeman fear that they accuse the pressure to play The league in these five games. Trust that Messi, Alba, Piqué, Busquets or Griezmann exercise your role as bosses.