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Ronald Koeman: “We have to control their counterattack”

Barcelona’s head coach spoke to the media before tomorrow’s Clasico

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FC Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman spoke to the media ahead of tomorrow’s El Clasico, where Barcelona host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. Koeman answered questions on tactics, matchups, and other things.

“Neither we to them nor they to us can be surprised.” Koeman said of the tactical battle. “The two analyze the rival and know what to expect. They are a very experienced team, with great players. For us, possession will be important. We have to be well organized when we have the ball and lose it. You have to control their counterattack “

Koeman was also asked who he thinks has the better squad between the two teams.

“I don’t know.” Koeman answered. “There is a difference in experience, although we also have experienced players. We are more or less the same. There are details in which they and others can be better. We are trying to get the most out of it and I don’t see a favorite for tomorrow.”

Finally, Koeman was about about the Ansu Fati vs VInicius duel.

“I don’t think it’s a duel between players,” Koeman explained. “They are both young and have to show a lot. As I said, you have to leave Ansu a bit calm, let him recover. You don’t have to think that this isn’t just Ansu. He is part of a team in which he can make a difference.”