🗣 | Neto speaks ahead of tomorrow's UCL clash against Ferencváros :
"We are looking forward to a great start in this edition of the Champions League. We're enthusiastic and want to prove ourselves tomorrow."
"It's an important match. We need a good result because we also know the importance of winning at home. This is the Champions League and the whole team are looking forward to starting."
“We have a lot of respect for Ferencváros. We will have to give our best because they have a great opportunity ahead and will want to take advantage of it. They've already won against some great opponents in the previous four qualifying rounds, and they will not make it easy for us. We will fight to get a good result."
On the defeat against Getafe :
"Nobody likes to lose, but we have to forget about the game against Getafe. We have to focus on tomorrow's Champions League match because football goes by very fast. The important thing is to keep working."
On Coutinho :
"I am very happy for Coutinho, but also for me and the team. It's great to have a friend like him with me on the staff again, and he is also helping us all with his quality. He is proving his level. He has returned very motivated and very strong. He will give us a lot because we know his potential."
On Koeman :
"Koeman's adaptation to Barça has been quick. We are all looking for results and the important thing is that each player gives everything and is committed to following his ideas."
On Griezmann :
"I see Griezmann well, as always. We know what this profession is like and sometimes things get better and sometimes worse, but I see him happy and working in training. He will surely bring us many things."
🗣 | Ronald Koeman's press conference ahead of the game against Ferencváros.
"We want to start the Champions League well, win the game and have peace of mind."
"There is always pressure when you are a Barça player or coach. There is pressure to win games. It's normal for there to be difficult moments, but we are optimistic about tomorrow's game. We have to go from game to game."
On Dembélé :
"Dembélé is training well. It's true that in the first half he lost a lot of balls, but it's also part of his way of playing. I told him to play more openly and the minutes he played in the second half were better.”
On Messi :
"Messi is happy, he's playing well, he wants to be the captain of the team and play. I have no complaints, I have no doubt about his performance. He will surely score in the next games."
On the results so far :
"We've played four games and we've scored eight goals, I don't know if there is any team who does better. I'm not worried about scoring goals, we have enough quality. The last two games we've also played against teams that defend very well."
"I'm not disappointed, of course there is room for improvement, but I see the team happy. You can never be disappointed by a player who works hard, my job is to try to improve them"
On Barça's UCL form in recent years :
"I don't know what was missing in previous years for Barça to win the Champions League. If we fail this season, I will be able to answer that."
On Ansu Fati and Pedri :
"Ansu and Pedri are ready to be starters. It doesn't depend on age, it depends on performance. I am very happy for them, they are young and they will have ups and downs in which we will have to help, they are both doing very well."
On Griezmann's form :
"Griezmann knows his situation perfectly and the only thing he can do is work hard."
On team selection for tomorrow's game :
"Rest for Busquets or De Jong? I am not focusing on the Clasico for now, the important game for now is tomorrow's one. Once that concludes, I will shift my attention to the next game.”