Koeman: Barcelona need a forward

Koeman: Barcelona need a forward

The Catalan Barcelona head coach, Ronald Koeman, insists on a forward in the winter transfer window.

Before the start of the new season, Barca threw Luis Suarez to the mercy of fate, who was quickly picked up by Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan immediately declared himself in spite of the Catalans and shares the first place in the list of the league's top scorers with Moreno from Villarreal and Aspaz from Celta. All the players have nine goals scored.

At the same time, Blaugranas have only two options on the edge left. The first one is Antoine Griezmann, who is not used to playing as a true nine. The second one is Martin Braithwaite, about whom comments are superfluous, and the fact that he is not of a giant level is of course understandable. Messi has seven goals scored this season in Primera and the club's second top scorer is Ansu Fati (4 goals), who has been injured since early November last year. This speaks best of the terror in Barcelona's attack.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Ronald Koeman stated the following in his interview,

“I trust every player on our team. But if we choose three midfielders, there will be room for three forwards. With Leo, we are betting on someone with a great understanding of his game, like Dembele, and we have to choose between Braithwaite or Griezmann on the edge of attack and Martin is still the priority.

In these games, we are missing a nine, but that does not mean a that we are looking for a replacement for Griezmann. We have a lot of matches and we need all players. We said several times at the beginning of the season that we need someone on the edge to have more goals, more efficiency, but it depends on many things,” Goal quotes Koeman.

The decision to buy a forward is quite logical for Barcelona. But at the same time, the club is in a depressing financial situation, as the representatives spoke about more than once. Barça are trying to minimize costs by cutting players' salaries and removing funding for the basketball team and women's soccer.

If the Catalans sign someone in the winter transfer window before the presidential elections, it will be the highest degree of hypocrisy before the athletes who have suffered in the first place. Therefore, the management needs to smooth out the corners as much as possible and find a compromise. Perhaps this will be the first task of the new president, whose name we will learn on January 24th.

The Catalan Barcelona head coach, Ronald Koeman, insists on a forward in the winter transfer window.

Before the start of the new season, Barca threw Luis Suarez to the mercy of fate, who was quickly picked up by Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan immediately declared himself in spite of the Catalans and shares the first place in the list of the league's top scorers with Moreno from Villarreal and Aspaz from Celta. All the players have nine goals scored.

At the same time, Blaugranas have only two options on the edge left. The first one is Antoine Griezmann, who is not used to playing as a true nine. The second one is Martin Braithwaite, about whom comments are superfluous, and the fact that he is not of a giant level is of course understandable. Messi has seven goals scored this season in Primera and the club's second top scorer is Ansu Fati (4 goals), who has been injured since early November last year. This speaks best of the terror in Barcelona's attack.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Ronald Koeman stated the following in his interview,

“I trust every player on our team. But if we choose three midfielders, there will be room for three forwards. With Leo, we are betting on someone with a great understanding of his game, like Dembele, and we have to choose between Braithwaite or Griezmann on the edge of attack and Martin is still the priority.

In these games, we are missing a nine, but that does not mean a that we are looking for a replacement for Griezmann. We have a lot of matches and we need all players. We said several times at the beginning of the season that we need someone on the edge to have more goals, more efficiency, but it depends on many things,” Goal quotes Koeman.

The decision to buy a forward is quite logical for Barcelona. But at the same time, the club is in a depressing financial situation, as the representatives spoke about more than once. Barça are trying to minimize costs by cutting players' salaries and removing funding for the basketball team and women's soccer.

If the Catalans sign someone in the winter transfer window before the presidential elections, it will be the highest degree of hypocrisy before the athletes who have suffered in the first place. Therefore, the management needs to smooth out the corners as much as possible and find a compromise. Perhaps this will be the first task of the new president, whose name we will learn on January 24th.