Another night, another loss for Barcelona.
Juventus defeated Barcelona 3-0 in the final game of the Champions League group stage and Koeman was left frustrated with his team.
“I think we lost the game in the first half-hour, as we got off to a bad start, didn’t play well defensively, were lacking aggression in midfield, and Juventus played well,” Ronald Koeman told Sky Sport Italia after the game in comments carried by Football Italia.
“They were particularly strong in the first half-hour and deserved to win.”
In what sounded like a desperate attempt to prove the mettle of his team, Koeman said they beat Juventus last time out.
“Don’t forget we played two games against Juventus, not just this one, as we won 2-0 in Turin. You should also look at the age of the squad and consider it an important lesson they have learned. They have to play with more conviction.”
Well, having half a billion pounds worth of player on the pitch and another half a billion on the bench is not exactly an average squad, Ronald.