Trainer Ronald Koeman looks back with satisfaction on the victory of his FC Barcelona against Juventus (0-2) in the Champions League. “This was the best game under my leadership so far,” he said at a press conference in Turin.
Ousmane Dembélé and Lionel Messi signed for the goals of Barcelona. Midfielder Frenkie de Jong played in the center of the defense after Ronald Araujo’s retirement. “We are thin in the center-backs,” said Koeman. “But I thought Frenkie did well. He also played there at Ajax.”
Koeman was also positive about Antoine Griezmann, the Frenchman who he passed on Saturday for the lost top match against Real Madrid (1-3). “Unfortunately he hit the post twice but continued to work hard. He was also really unlucky in finishing. The positive thing is that he continues to create opportunities.”
Juventus striker Álvaro Morata saw no fewer than three goals disallowed for offside. Koeman was naturally content with the Dutch arbitration led by arbitrator Danny Makkelie and with video referee Kevin Blom. “It was offside in all cases,” he said. “The decisions of the VAR were justified. can be important, namely in outdoor situations. “