Barcelona trainer Ronald Koeman mentioned he understood why Lionel Messi was once disappointed concerning the departure of his long-time strike spouse and buddy Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid however didn’t imagine it could have an effect on him at the pitch.
Messi blasted Barca on Friday for forcing Suarez out after six years of provider through which he scored 198 objectives, the Argentinean's newest assault at the membership's hierarchy after he attempted to drive a transfer of his personal final month.
"It's commonplace that he’s unhappy after his buddy has left the membership, they spent a few years facet by means of facet. However the essential factor is he's coaching and enjoying," Koeman informed a information convention sooner than Barca's season opener at house to Villarreal on Sunday.
"He has been an instance to everybody. He’s disappointed however he has proven a large number of enthusiasm since he returned and he's going to turn that at the pitch."
Koeman referred to as Suarez inside of his first week of taking the Barca process to inform him he was once surplus to necessities and he admitted taking a joint determination with president Josep Maria Bartomeu to transport the Uruguayan on.
"It kind of feels like I'm the dangerous man in all of this however I’m really not, I confirmed him admire," added the Dutchman, who’s certainly one of Barca's very best ever avid gamers and who delivered their first Eu Cup with a function within the 1992 ultimate towards Sampdoria.
"I informed him that in all probability he wouldn't play many mins however that if he stayed I’d nonetheless depend on him. It wasn't simply my determination, it was once additionally the membership's.
"There are many younger avid gamers who’ve a possibility to get into the staff and this is a part of soccer. Luis and I nonetheless admire every different. He has left and I want him a large number of good fortune."