On the morning of August 1, Barca entered the third friendly match in the process of preparing for the new season 2021-2022. Without losing too much strength, the Catalan team crushed Stuttgart with a score of 3-0. Depay, Demir and Puig are the goalscorers for Barca, respectively.
The impressive performance of the students made coach Ronald Koeman happy to come out. Speaking after the game, the Dutch strategist did not spare praise, especially for the new rookie who arrived at the Nou Camp, Memphis Depay. Koeman believes Depay can bring something new to Barca’s squad.
“I’m really pleased with this performance because I think we did well against a team that had more time to prepare. We played well and held the ball well. We scored two great goals. We were great in the first half and into the second, we controlled the game and even had more chances to score more goals.
Depay had a great game
People know about Memphis because he played for Manchester United and Lyon. Today, he showed that he can score goals by scoring the opener with superb individual technique. With his play, speed and power, he brought something new to the team.
His association with Antoine Griezmann is also very good. We have players who can play in many different positions up front. In the near future, we also have Sergio Aguero. I hope Messi will be back soon too. At that time, the quality of our squad will be at the top.”
Koeman satisfied with Barca’s victory
Before the match with Stuttgart, Barca also had 2 jubilant victories against Gimnastic Tarragona (4-0) and “neighbor” Girona (3-1).
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These are considered important rehearsals for coach Koeman’s army towards the new season. There are only 2 weeks left for the 2021-2022 season to officially start and Barca need to take advantage of this match to assemble the squad as well as test tactics.
Video highlights Stuttgart – Barca friendly: