📣 Ronald Koeman's Barcelona press conference halted by a nose bleed

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Dan Burke

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Ronald Koeman spoke to reporters on Friday ahead of this weekend’s LaLiga clash with Sevilla.

Sevilla 0
Barcelona 2
Full time

Here is the best of what the Barcelona boss had to say …

On the Sevilla double header

“There are two different games. Tomorrow we play for La Liga, and Wednesday for the Copa del Rey. We have to win both games and we hope to continue our unbeaten streak in the league tomorrow.”

On Ronald Araújo’s fitness

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“Araújo has entered the list and everyone who enters the list has options to play. We’ll decide our XI tomorrow.

“Araújo has had a very good season so far. He’s young, but he has learned and shown a lot. He has a great physique level, he’s strong and fast, and he brings us many things defensively.”

On the pressures of the job

“Veteran players have tried to take control, but they can’t do it alone either. [Lionel] Messi has 17-18 goals, the same as everyone else put together. Responsibility must be shared.

“I know that being a Barça coach there is always a lot of pressure. If you don’t win, it’s the manager’s mistake. I don’t know what could happen in the future, there is time to talk about that, but I’m optimistic.”

On the presidential elections

“The elections? I will not vote because I think I don’t have to vote. I have to wait, and the socios will decide.”

Abrupt ending

We hope you’re OK, Ronald!