Ronald Koeman, coach of Barcelona, opened the game by commenting on Messi’s departure for the Paris Saint-Germain. The Dutch coach admitted that he hoped the Argentine would continue, despite the Catalan club’s problems with financial fair play.
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“I was screwed with Messi’s departure. That’s the word. I think like any coolie. I knew the club’s problems with financial fair play, but I always hoped he would end his career here. It was a sad ending for everyone. been a terrible result in all senses,” Koeman told Mundo Deportivo, Sport and El Nou Esportiu newspapers.
”Now we will have to find football solutions to cover a defeat as important as this one. Messi has a talent that makes you win games, he scores a lot of goals during the season and now we’re going to lose that. We no longer have a player who scores you more than thirty goals in a season and you need to express yourself in other ways”, added Koeman.
Not now PSG, Messi will play against Clermont, on Saturday (11), at 12:00 pm (Brasilia time), with broadcast LIVE by ESPN on Star+.