BARCELONA, September 11
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has hailed the information that Lionel Messi is staying with the crew for the approaching season after the Argentine saved the membership on tenterhooks by attempting to drive a transfer away without cost final month.
Barca’s all-time top-scorer confirmed final week that he would stay on the membership the place he has spent his whole profession for the approaching season and commenced coaching with new coach Koeman for the primary time on Monday. “It’s great, everyone knows he’s the best player in the world, so to have that player in your team is exceptional,” Koeman mentioned. “For us it’s now very important to have Leo in the best conditions to play, there’s no question about his quality and it’s fantastic that he’ll be part of the season with Barcelona, everyone is really happy about that.”
The Catalans are lacking the primary two weekends of the brand new La Liga season as a result of taking part in in final month’s Champions League, the place they ousted by Bayern within the quarterfinals. — Reuters