Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman explained that his team can “aspire to the League” at the press conference prior to the match against Valencia that will be played this Sunday at 9:00 pm at the Camp Nou.
“Yes, it is true that little by little it is the squad we want. We try to find players who improve the squad. There are always injuries and in that sense we were unlucky. If we improve, we can compete to win the championship.“, added in this sense the technician of the Barcelona group.
Asked if Ansu Fati could already start as a starter against Valencia after chaining minutes in the previous three games, Koeman said he will decide tomorrow. “Every day he is better because he has been away for a long time. This cannot be recovered in two weeks,” he argued.
The great novelty of the call that the coach will give tomorrow Sunday after morning training will probably be Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero, who could have his first minutes as a Barça player.
“He has improved a lot lately. He played 20-25 minutes in Wednesday’s game and it’s going well. But he lacks the rhythm of matches and a certain physique,” Koeman said about the Argentine forward.
On the other hand, the Dutch coach was happy for the renewal until 2026 of Pedro González ‘Pedri’, who will be low against Valencia: “We are happy because it is important to have the best at home and especially players with such a future. In the end, the key is always the player himself. He is an example. “
Regarding his continuity on the Barça bench, which was more in doubt than ever after the 3-0 defeat against Benfica in the Champions League before President Joan Laporta ratified it days later, Koeman explained that he always tries to “be calm, that is not easy “.
“The important thing is to put the energy where you have some influence,” he summarized.