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Ronald Koeman promises change in Barcelona. The 57-year-old man wants to use Total Football to give La Masia plenty of opportunity.
Koeman is officially the coach of Barcelona. The man from the Netherlands was set up as a replacement for Quique Setien, who was fired by management.
Koeman himself is no stranger to Barcelona. He is a former club player in the era of coach Johan Cruyff and assistant coach Louis van Gaal in the 1998-2000 season.
Koeman came from the Netherlands and immediately promised the concept of Total Football. He will use a typically Dutch style of play that prioritizes possession and passes between players.
“I’m Dutch and I like it [tim saya] got the ball. My goal is to dominate the ball and the most important thing is to win games, “Koeman said during his first press conference in Barcelona.
“I’ve been a coach for many years. I have experience in many teams and I think I’m qualified to coach Barcelona at the highest level.”
“Barcelona and the Netherlands always have a relationship with the players and coaches. I am the tenth Dutchman to have signed a contract with Barcelona through my agents,” said the man who has coached 10 teams, most recently with the Dutch national team.
In addition to Total Football, Koeman also promised to give La Masia plenty of opportunity. The club’s academy has faded in recent years, despite spawning golden generations like Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.
Now only a handful of La Masia players can penetrate the first team. Among them are Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig and Carles Alena who could join the first team.
“This is the time to give youngsters a chance. We never hesitate to use them when they deserve to be played,” he said.
“You have to have a balance between experienced players and young people. You have to play more,” Koeman promised.
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(yna / cas)