Koeman - We should be more efficient

Ronald Koeman cut a frustrated figure after it took Barcelona 120 minutes to win against Cornella.

“The key thing is always to progress to the next round, but we can’t be happy because we’ve missed chances and penalties and you need to have responsibility in these games,” said Koeman after the win.

“Again it’s 120 [minutes], which is an issue as that’s three straight matches now and it’s on us. We’ve made chances and had two penalties… that can’t happen.

“I can’t fault our effort, but it’s not just about running, also creating and and being effective. It was tough for us today… it’s not acceptable.”

“There’s not as much pressure taking a penalty as there’s no crowd. You need a cool head,” said Koeman.

“Other than Leo [Messi], we don’t have anyone who shows they can score many penalties. We have to train more and talk more to improve in that area.

“It could be fear, I really don’t know why we’ve missed so many penalties. You can’t miss two penalties being Barcelona players. This is serious.”

“Those who debuted today showed they can have a future at the club, but we also saw we are missing things,” said Koeman.

“[Ilaix Moriba] is a prospect and he is important for the future of the club.

“Their keeper was the best player on the pitch. We had enough chances for it to be an easy game.”

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