Barcelona, Spain.- The Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, considered this Monday, on the eve of the match of Champions League against Bayern Munich, that the match will be important to know “how we are.”
“We have had important changes,” Koeman recalled at the press conference prior to the match of the first day of the Champions League, referring especially to the departure of Lionel Messi.
“We are without Leo, but in a new stage, we know that it will not be an easy game, we know the difficulty but we are also very ambitious, we want to be a tough, competitive team and compete,” said midfielder Sergio Busquets.
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“We need time, but today football does not give you much time, you have to demonstrate and tomorrow is an interesting game, where we can draw conclusions about how we are facing a powerful rival,” said the Dutch Barça coach.
“We know perfectly well that Bayern is a great team, with very good individual quality, very experienced people, it is a difficult game,” he admitted.
“But I have a lot of hope, a lot of interest in competing in the Champions League and we play at home. We will try to get a good result to start the Champions League ”, he said.
Asked if he sees that the Barcelona can win the Champions League, the Barcelona coach preferred to be cautious.
“We have our first game tomorrow, where we can draw conclusions because he is an opponent who aspires to the maximum and we are changing things,” he said.
“But Chelsea won last year and they were not among the two or three favorites to win, it is a question that cannot be answered,” he said.
In front of Bayern, We have to “be strong as a team, look for a very intense game”, he considered, specifying that “it is important to have the ball and find spaces to go out with the ball under control, I think that is the key for tomorrow.”