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Rivaldo: “Koeman is doing well with the youngsters and Zidane, quite the opposite”

Rivaldo, FC Barcelona legend and Betfair ambassador, has praised the way in which Ronald Koeman is giving presence to the young talents of the Blaugrana team to curdle them together with veterans. A good performance formula that Zidane is not imitating in a pending subject for the Frenchman, according to Rivaldo. “I have always said that the key to managing young talents is not to put too much pressure on them And I think Koeman is doing well joining the kids with Busquets, Messi, Jordia Alba … Koeman deserves that we congratulate him and respect him for that management ”, began to compliment a Rivaldo who, on the contrary, is surprised by Zidane.

“I don’t know what is behind all this, but Zidane is doing the opposite of what he did when he started using young talents like Valverde, Rodrygo or Vinicius,” began the Betfair ambassador, who, regarding Vinicius, refuses to believe that his absences are a punishment from the coach for extra-sporting attitudes.

“I read this week that it could be a punishment because Vinicius would have looked at a mobile phone during a Zidane talk … These things do not have to be solved like this, leaving a footballer without playing, because then you are hurting your own team and Zidane himself. It’s that it would mean removing a footballer who could be crucial in many games … That is usually resolved with a fine, “revealed the 1999 Ballon d’Or.

“Ter Stegen is the best goalkeeper I have seen in Barcelona”

Rivaldo applauded the great game that Marc Andre Ter Stegen played against Real Sociedad in the Spanish Super Cup. Performance that joins many others. “For me, Ter Stegen is the best goalkeeper I’ve ever seen at Barcelona, even ahead of Víctor ValdésHe started his thoughts. “Many will not agree with me. I saw the first steps of Valdés in Barcelona and it is true that they have a similar style, but despite this I insist that I like Ter Stegen more, I think it is better. Today, he is the best goalkeeper in the world, ”insisted the Betfair ambassador. “You can put many adjectives, but for me it is not only that he is very good as a goalkeeper, it is also very safe with your feet, a guarantee ”, insisted Rivaldo.

“Dembélé is excellent if he focuses”

Rivaldo paid compliments to Dembélé. “I admit that I have criticized him at times, but what I have always said is that he is a great player. that he simply needs to stop being distracted and focus on what’s important: football and Barcelona ”the Betfair ambassador began his reflection. “He has a lot of brilliant resources and he can play with both feet. He has a lot of personality too. If he concentrates, he will be able to impress everyone, ”he added.

Praise he also dedicated to another footballer: De Jong. “It is being shown that near the area it seems that he is capable of playing better as an offensive midfielder and that he can even exercise a role similar to that played by Messi when the Argentine is not. This is great news for Koeman, ”he added.

“The Super Cup can be key for Barça.”

Rivaldo believes that if FC Barcelona wins the Super Cup, it can be “A turning point for the team”. “With so many young players, a title in your pocket can help increase your confidence. It can help boost the rest of the season, ”insisted Rivaldo.

“El Palmeiras, to repeat the success of 99”

Finally, Rivaldo also wanted to have a wink towards Palmeiras, a club from which he left for Europe and that the final of the Libertadores will play against Santos. “I think they can repeat the success of winning the Cup like in 1999. They are doing a great job with Abel Ferreira, but I also think that Santos will not make it easy. It will be a difficult game. A very nice finale ”, concluded the Betfair ambassador.

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