Ronald Koeman commented on Barcelona’s loss to Athletic Bilbao and Lionel Messi’s dismissal in Sunday’s final.
In Barcelona’s Supercopa de Espana final defeat to Athletic Bilbao the superstar captain was sent off, later Ronald Koeman empathized with Lionel Messi’s annoyance.
Messi saw red for the first time in his legendary club career as troubled LaLiga giants Barca were upstaged 3-2 by Athletic after extra time in Seville on Sunday.
“I can understand what Messi did,” Koeman said afterward according to the official website.
“I don’t know how many times they fouled him, and it’s normal to react when they keep trying to foul you as a player who is looking to dribble with the ball, but I need to see it again properly.”