Ronald Koeman feels the atmosphere in the Barcelona dressing room has been positive lately.
Through what has been a difficult season for Barca, rumours started to arise about issues behind the scenes.
“I see a good atmosphere in the squad, in training and matches. I don’t see any problems between the players,” said Koeman ahead of Barca’s clash with Real Sociedad. “Yesterday they threw a Christmas party after training. There was a great atmosphere and drink flowing.”
Sociedad currently lead the La Liga table with points matched with Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Barcelona are way below them in the table but have a chance to climb up with a win on Wednesday.
“They are a good team. You can tell they’ve been playing together for a few years,” said Koeman. “I like how they play. I’m aware we’ll have to play well, with confidence and possession to cause them problems.
“I think it will be an open match, last year it was open. Both teams want to have the ball and press so I expect a nice, open game.”
Barcelona are eighth in the table and 9 points behind the top three clubs.
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