Ronald Koeman Still Has Cup Hopes Despite 2-0 Sevilla Defeat

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman was feeling optimistic even after their first-leg defeat to Sevilla.

The Blaugrana conceded two goals in the Copa del Rey semi-final at Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.

Now, they have a monumental task of overcoming that deficit at Camp Nou. Koeman said afterwards, “We have to analyse the game. There are a lot of games before the next match.

“There has been a lot of wear and tear. We have to try to play and win in the second leg. There is hope, although the tie is complicated. But this team are capable of anything at home.”

Koeman was unhappy with some of the refereeing decisions. Barca were not awarded a penalty in the 70th munite when Jordi Alba was brought down in the opposition box.

“There is always a doubt about penalties,” Koeman stated. “Everyone told me it was a penalty. They made fouls, but clever fouls.

“They defended very well. They are a strong team. They are a great team with a great squad. We are in good form, we fought. We played well, but we played against a great team, and a very physical team. We had chances. There is VAR, but I think there is a penalty.”

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