Koeman believes in the championship title

Koeman believes in the championship title

Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman commented on the battle for the championship title with Atletico Madrid.

At the beginning of the 2020/21 season, Barcelona were in a feverish condition, which is why they, like Real Madrid, are falling behind Atlético by seven points, despite the fact that Diego Simeone's team has two matches in reserve. But lately Barcelona have gained momentum and have won five matches in a row.

Of all the recent results in La Liga, only the win over Granada looked easy as the Catalans won 0:4. The rest of the matches ended mostly with a minimal advantage. In particular, the match with Betis made the team try hard, as Barcelona were losing during the match.

Injuries of the central defenders are becoming a problem for the Catalans. In addition to the injury of Gerard Pique and the poor shape of Samuel Umtiti, in the last match Ronald Araujo was also injured, having played twelve matches this season of the championship. But head coach Ronald Koeman remains optimistic despite challenges, both internal and external,

“There is always hope. They have a big lead in points and play in reserve. We need to keep winning matches, but it's extremely difficult. We hope to be successful because we have improved in many ways,” said Koeman.

And this is really true. Barcelona have improved, at least in attack and center midfield. Finally, they played all over de Jong and also revived Antoine Griezmann, who had never shown such free play on the pitch before, and all his actions were constrained and in many ways reminded Fernando Torres of the times of the transfer to Chelsea.

Barcelona have already come out on top in goals scored in the league, scoring 44 goals against their opponents. If in the near future they will improve the game in defense in some way, possibly bringing up the youth from La Masia, then they will have a chance to compete with Atlético. Although the spurt that Simeone gave out with his gang will be extremely hard to beat.