“It was our best game of the season”- Koeman Praises Barcelona after win against Juventus

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Barcelona Head Coach Ronald Koeman described victory against Juventus in a recently concluded Champions Trophy match by 2-0 and stated this “As the best match of the season for Barcelona”. Ace Spanish Club bounced back in style after suffering a defeat against Real Madrid in a weeks time with Ousmane Dembele and stoppage-time Lionel Messi penalty making it back-to-back Group G wins.

However, Juventus was struggling throughout the game.  After registering the victory against Italian Club coach Koeman feels that the game should have been wrapped earlier than they ultimately did.

“This was our best game all season,” he told reporters. “This is a big win against an important European side and we were able to play the football we’re trying to impose.

“I wanted us to play with three at the back, pushing one man forward to have extra in the middle of the pitch. That meant we created a lot of goal chances and, frankly, I think we should have finished the match off much earlier.

“I’m very content with the football we played, with the result and especially with the character my team showed,” Koeman added.

Barca was dominant throughout the game, making 227 more passes than Juventus and enjoying 59 per cent of possession. However, Sergio Roberto who were brilliant during Juventus encounter by completing 94.5 percent of his attempted passes, says that this is the performance which we were striving for a long time.

“We want to be a Barcelona side which dominates games, which owns the ball, which defends well and we’re getting there,” he said. “We have a new coach and this will improve continually.

“To have six points from two games is important. It’s only a two-goal win but it could have been much more. “Some chances didn’t want to go in but we’re generally content. The vital thing is to be continuously creating these chances.” Roberto concluded.

But still after winning the game against Juventus the Spanish club is still struggling in points table trailing by seven points behind table-toppers Real Sociedad. They will be next locking horns against Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.