The Barca boss explained his decision to rest Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong, spoke about Gerard Pique’s injury and offered updates on Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo.
Here are the best bits:
Koeman on Messi and De Jong
We have various players out through injury and we decided not to take Leo or Frenkie because the situation [in the group] is quite comfortable for us. These two players need to rest because they have played a lot of matches, so we think this is a good moment to rest them.