Ahead of their Copa del Rey mid-week activity, Barcelona’s Ronald Koeman made a surprising admission about the players in regards to wages.
Ronald Koeman decided to come out in his players’ defense as they are being accused of refusing to get a wage cut. With the global pandemic raging stronger than ever before, there have been rumors that suggest some players refuse to get a wage cut. The gaffer wanted to take the players’ side by stating they usually follow the rules and believes they do it in this case as well. But the rumors are too strong to not be a little true.
In the players’ defense, Koeman stated that the lack of public is deeply affecting the club as well as the players. He also spoke about Messi’s commitment right in the middle of all the speculation about his future. After getting suspended in the Spanish Supercup, Messi returns to activity this week in Copa del Rey against Rayo Vallecano. This game is set to take place in Vallecas for the tournament’s round of 16.
Koeman comes out to defend his players.
During today’s press conference ahead of the trip to Vallecas, Koeman said the following through Goal: “Barca suffers a lot because of the covid. It influences the economic situation of the club to play without fans and also because of the fall in tourism. I see the players involved in work. They are not worried about this issue. I do not know if the players charge too much, the club offers contracts and the players accept them. We have all helped the club by lowering the salary. I do not know if it is true if they have charged and I cannot answer.”
“Leo really wants to win and win titles. He is a winner and wants to play every game. Tomorrow I will give you the team in the talk and you have to wait until tomorrow to find out. Messi is a key player in many things and hopefully, with his quality we win games. On the one hand, yes because he had some discomfort but it has not been long either. He is eager, fresh and without discomfort. We need Messi at his level to win things.”