Koeman’s comment on Barcelona’s match against Athletic Bilbao

Koeman’s comment on Barcelona’s match against Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admitted:

The 1-1 draw with its host Athletic Bilbao in the meeting that brought the two teams together on Saturday evening in the second round of the Spanish League.

The result is fair, especially against a strong opponent, but I’m not happy with that result. .

Koeman spoke at the press conference after the meeting, saying:
“It was a good match with great strength and pressure from Bilbao and we lost control of the game a little bit and that made the opponent a big threat to us.”

Koeman added:

“The team reacted well after receiving the goal and Depay’s goal was great, he is an important player and I am happy with what all the players did.”

And about Argentine star Messi, the Dutch coach said:
“I don’t like to talk about Messi a lot, he’s not with us and we can’t change that, of course we miss him talking about the best player in the world.”

Regarding Pique’s injury, Koeman said:

“I don’t think that Pique’s injury is very serious and I don’t know if it is the same as his previous injury, he trained well yesterday and did not suffer from anything so I was surprised by what happened.”

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona

The negative tie dominated the events of the first half, which was exciting between the two teams, which witnessed attempts by both sides to open the scoring.

Where the crossbar blocked Bilbao Sunset’s shot in the 11th minute and the referee canceled a goal for Barcelona defender Arago due to a foul on his teammate Braithwaite.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was injured and replaced by Ronald Araujo in the 31st minute.

With the start of the second half, Inigo Martinez scored the lead for Athletic Bilbao in the 50th minute from a powerful header that fell to the right of the Catalan goalkeeper Neto.

Dutch star Memphis Depay scored the equalizer for Barcelona in the 75th minute with a powerful shot that the Basque goalkeeper failed to address.

The Dutch star scored his first official goal after joining from Lyon during the Mercato season this summer.

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