Koeman positive about debutant Dest: ‘He is already bursting with self-confidence’

MEPs question the merits of the name “veggie steak”

The meat industry calls on the EU to ban the names...

Elections in the US: how early voting works and until when is it

It can be done by mail or in person. The terms depend on each State.Presidential elections in the United States will be held...

MFA issued a travel warning for Italy: “Disruptions are possible in major cities”

Disruptions are possible in rail, road, air, sea and public transport in major Italian cities, warns MAE in a statement. For more information on the...

TikTok will ban hate messages like white supremacism

With the presidential elections of United States around the corner there are more and more social networks that have stepped up their content...

The puzzling "kiwi death": what are the causes? How does climate change influence?

For eight years, the cultivation of kiwi in Italy has been devastated for reasons that still baffle the country's scientists. The "death of...

Ronald Koeman is happy that FC Barcelona still managed to take over Sergiño Dest from Ajax this transfer period. The right back made his debut for the Catalans on Sunday in the league match against Sevilla (1-1).

Koeman is critical of Frenkie de Jong

“Dest is a young player who shows a lot of confidence, even though he has only been here for three days. That is very positive to see. We are very happy that he is here”, said Koeman. Brand at his press conference after the game.

Nineteen-year-old Dest, who was taken over from Ajax for over 21 million euros (excluding bonuses) last week, was allowed to appear fifteen minutes before time as a replacement for Jordi Alba. The American international thoroughly enjoyed his first minutes in the Barcelona shirt.

“It’s a great feeling to play in the stadium of your dreams,” said a beaming Dest. “I am very happy with my debut and the confidence that the coach has given me. Hopefully I will be able to play more games in the near future.”

Sergiño Dest came on the field fifteen minutes before the end for Jordi Alba. (Photo: Pro Shots)

From the bench, Dest saw a lively opening phase at Camp Nou, where Luuk de Jong opened the score after eight minutes. Philippe Coutinho made it 1-1 two minutes later. That was the end of it, so that after two victories in La Liga, Barcelona drew for the first time under the leadership of Koeman.

“We can still improve on every level. We mainly missed freshness after an intense week against Sevilla, but they also made it very difficult for us”, said the former national coach of Orange, who was critical of Frenkie de Jong.

“Frenkie lost too many balls that he would not normally lose. He knows that himself. That does not mean that he is out of shape, because against Villarreal and Celta de Vigo Frenkie was very good. Against Sevilla, he played a lot like many others. lesser game “, said Koeman.

View the program, the results and the position in La Liga

.

trending

Related Articles