Lional Messi “Very Engaged” At Barcelona, Says Ronald Koeman | Football NewsDecember 25, 2020
Barcelona supervisor Ronald Koeman has mentioned that Lionel Messi is “very engaged” and trains laborious day by day to play video games for the membership and win them. Earlier this yr, Messi and Barcelona had a foul fallout because the striker had expressed his need to depart the membership. However, in the long run, he stayed with the Spanish facet as he didn’t need to settle issues in courtroom. “In theory, it’s the same for every player. If he is fit to play and good enough, then he will. But, of course, Leo is older than before, although he’s a player who still wants to be in games, and especially to win them. He trains hard every day. He’s very engaged,” the membership’s official web site quoted Koeman as saying.
“As I coach I like to speak to my players, and I also speak to Leo about this and other things because he’s also the team captain.
“There are squad issues, guidelines, and we talk about a whole lot of issues, not simply the way in which we play. That’s a part of a coach’s day-to-day, it’s essential to be in communication along with your gamers,” he added.
Messi on Wednesday moved past Pele to become the highest goalscorer ever for a single club during Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Valladolid. Messi scored the third goal of the match as he set a new world record.
The Argentine striker has now scored a staggering 644 goals, all wearing an FC Barcelona shirt, across 17 seasons and 749 games.
That surpassed the 643 goals that the Brazilian scored for Santos which was until now the world record.
Barcelona currently hold the fifth spot on the La Liga standings with 24 points, eight points behind the table-toppers Atletico Madrid.
Koeman said their ultimate goal is to win trophies and they can’t settle for anything less.
“At a membership like Barca it’s a must to win issues. I believe our final goal is to win video games and trophies,” he said.
“You get no prizes for ending fourth, it’s essential to be first. That’s the mentality that this staff will need to have, we will not accept something much less.”
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