Tiger Fight, October 18th, Barcelona coach Koeman attended a press conference after the game against Getafe
Generally speaking, we played well today. The game was very intense, but we lacked some rhythm of the game. We originally hoped to quickly change sides to create space. Today we have very few opportunities.
I think there are a lot of players who can play many positions today. Today we let Griezmann play in the middle and Messi came to the right to find space. Normally there is still a lot of space like this, but it’s difficult today. It is difficult to create opportunities today. Overall, today's game was lackluster.
What I want to say is,
What we can say is that the start of the second half was not well played, not focused enough, and the opponent's counterattack and corner kicks were dangerous. I'm not sure about the penalty kick and need to watch the replay, but I think the penalty kick is somewhat deliberate. After that, we made substitutions, but did not create many opportunities. The best chance came from the first half. The crossbar at the end was not lucky. The game was fierce, but there was not much to evaluate and analyze.
I don’t want to talk about referees. If you have watched the game, I think there are various moves and yellow cards in the game. I think it’s not easy for the referee today.
As I said before, we have a lot of excellence in the forward line. Messi, Griezmann and Fati can play a lot of positions. Today, Griezmann is playing in the middle, allowing Messi to move freely on the right. We have a lot of players who can adjust their positions, which is a good thing.
I don't want to comment on this issue, but take care of ourselves. We lost today. This is the most important thing. There are referees, linesman, fourth official, and VAR,
Today Pedri was very satisfied, and he also gave Coutinho a rest, because this season everyone has limited rest, and there is also an international game day, there are many tasks, flying around.
I think the European giants are like this. Everyone has a lot of international footballers. The players will be tired when they come back from the national team. Real Madrid and Barcelona have encountered such troubles. Because of insufficient training, they only have one day to prepare for the game. The giants are not easy. This is the case after the International Game Day.