Ronald Koeman addressed the media regarding Barcelona’s thrashing of Real Sociedad and the team’s future.
With 10 matches remaining, Barca loom large. And Koeman told reporters: “I think the win sends an important message – but mostly to ourselves. It shows the team is comfortable and confident in its own abilities.”
Sunday’s thrashing of Real Sociedad may thus be unique, the Barcelona head coach said.
“Physically we’re in a strong place as well and we’ve improved a lot but it doesn’t mean today’s result and performance will be replicated in future games,” he said.
Koeman also predicted a tight race for the LaLiga crown: “There’s still a lot of games left to play in LaLiga but we are still behind Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have also improved.
“They are much stronger as well. It’s going to be a tough fight until the last game of the season. Therefore, we have to keep going game by game.”
Lionel Messi made history when he led Barcelona to a 6-1 thrashing of Sociedad.
Now, the Catalan giants are within four points of league leaders Atletico Madrid.