Koeman not sure if Messi will probably be match for Supercopa closing
Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is not sure if Lionel Messi will probably be obtainable for Sunday’s Supercopa de Espana closing.
Messi missed Wednesday’s penalty shoot-out victory over Actual Sociedad on account of some “discomfort”.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen made two saves within the shoot-out as Barca overcame Sociedad 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, sending them into the ultimate in opposition to both Actual Madrid or Athletic Bilbao.
Koeman stated he was nonetheless not sure if Messi can be obtainable for the decider.
“First, I’m very happy with this crew, as a result of when you rely all of the lacking gamers we’ve on this second, I feel you will need to have folks behind who might help. I feel in the present day we fulfilled in each manner,” Koeman instructed a information convention.
“I do know Actual [Sociedad] had their possibilities like us. We simply managed to win after the penalties.
“Relating to Leo, we should wait the following days to know whether or not he is ready to play.”
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Frenkie de Jong had put Barca forward in opposition to Sociedad earlier than Mikel Oyarzabal levelled from the spot within the second half.
Ter Stegen made six saves previous to the shoot-out, equalling his finest tally in a single sport for Barcelona this season.
“After all to win on the penalties you need to have an amazing goalkeeper, as a result of Marc has stopped the primary three penalties of Actual and it is a vital step relating to our prospects to win,” Koeman stated.
“Additionally, I feel Riqui [Puig] has the persona to take the duty to shoot the fifth [penalty]. It was vital to attain and attain the ultimate.”
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