Ronald Koeman has now backed his abilities to succeed at Barcelona.
“The team tries to play in the same way whether we are at home or away,” Koeman said.
“We want to create danger and have opportunities to score, but away from home we haven’t had the effectiveness that a team like Barcelona should have.”
“We have also made mistakes in defence, we’re a team that creates a lot of chances, but our conversion percentage is very low.”
“Dest has ups and downs during matches, he started very well for us but he is 19 years old and needs time to adapt,” Koeman confirmed.
“Like any footballer, he has the right to make mistakes and then improve from them. I’m not disappointed in him because he is young and these things are normal.”
The talk comes after Koeman openly called out his Barcelona side for failing to be decisive.
“In the first half, we played well. We controlled the game and we created chances. We tried to score the second goal to finish off the game, but unfortunately, we had no luck.” “The players lack efficiency and decisiveness in front of goal.“We lack someone who can score and create chances inside the box.” said Ronald Koeman.