Ronald Koeman was impressed with how his players reacted in the 5-3 win over Granada.
Barcelona progressed to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey after their win on Wednesday.
“I’m very happy with the character we’ve shown,” Koeman said. “It showed in the dressing room after the game, and it’s a reflection of how well we’re doing. We’re on the path that everyone wants to be on.”
Even fans were taken aback by the attacking intent Barcelona showed on the night.
“It was incredible, football is incredible,” Koeman said. “I think we did well. We had chances earlier, but the team put in a huge effort. Extra time was incredible. It showed the mentality of this team. Incredible.”
“The thing that stands out most was the mentality of the team,” Koeman added. “We didn’t stop trying. We knew we weren’t having a lot of luck, we had chances that didn’t go in. They hit the goalkeeper or the woodwork. It seemed like we were going to lose.”
Antoine Griezmann was singled out for praise as Koeman explained, “He has always worked hard to change things, to have more luck. It’s important for him. With him playing like this, we’re even more dangerous.”