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Ronald Koeman has been asking for two months very politely that Barça move into the winter market. True to his profile as a club man, the Dutch coach addresses the issue with a generous institutional gaze when he affirms at each press conference that “we have to improve in various positions, the young people who do not play have to leave because they cannot be one year without playing. Ramon Planes and I have a plan designed to deal with this situation to present to the next president as soon as he arrives. Then, if they tell us that it can’t be, we will understand it and throw away what there is ”.
Precisely the “throw with what there is” is what the Dutchman is doing and that argument becomes the best guarantee of his work, as well as the most solid reason in favor of someone paying attention to him and looking at himself to improve the staff. Koeman has his team third in LaLiga, in the knockout stages of the Champions League and in the final of the Super Cup, managing a minimum squad. Without Piqué or Umtiti, he has turned Araújo into a reference defender and Mingueza into a usable wild card; Without Sergi Roberto, he is squeezing Dest; Without Coutinho he has given the stripes to Pedri, who excites the fans and without Ansu Fati, he has recovered Dembélé for the cause and takes oil from the limited benefits of Braithwaite. It must be remembered that the Dane, who cost 18 million was the express request of Quique Setién, a coach who did get what he asked for despite the fact that he impoverished the squad in each of his pieces. And if something is missing, Messi is touched. Even so, Barça, with greater or lesser fortune, with more or less showiness, does something that it did not do before: compete. Perhaps the time has come to make an effort and improve the wickedness of a coach, who unlike others, has earned that they pay attention to him on the field of play.
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