Ronald Koeman: “Elce’s win is very important!”
As predicted, Barcelona managed to win easily over Elche in the Spanish La Liga continued this early morning. Although Elche is not an equal opponent for the Catalan, Ronald Koeman considers it a very important with.
The duel took place at the Camp Nou this early morning (25/02). Since the beginning of the match, Barcelona did appear to dominate and finally managed to win with score of 3-0. A pair of goals was scored by Lionel Messi, while one other goal was scored by Jordi Alba.
This Victory was predictable before, because considering the level betweek the two clubs is quite a distance apart. For Barcelona, this victory certainly make three perfect points.
But apart from that, the victory over Elche also seemed to quench the thirst for Catalan who in the previous tho matches were unable to win. First, they lost 1-4 to PSG in the Champions League. But thene were held to a 1-1 draw by Cadiz.
This is made Ronald Koeman feel that victory isn’t an easy victory, especially for the confidence of the olayers who had been disturbed in the provious two matches.
“We need this victory after two matches before. We playing very good at second half and should playing better from first match,”
“In the first half we were a bit lacking, we didn’t have the rhythm even though we could have two chances. In the second half we looked much better.” Koeman talk to Sport.
“We were more able to maintain the rhythm in the second half. We were also able to score fast goals, that helped. I was not happy with our rhythm and the way we carried the ball in the first half, the tempo was a little bit slow,” he concluded.
This victory will certainly increase the confidence of the Barcelona players, especially as they will face strong opponents, namely Sevilla in the following two matches, each in La Liga and the Copa Del Rey.