Koeman speaks on new roles for Messi, Coutinho, Griezmann in Barcelona team
New Barcelona supervisor, Ronald Koeman, appears set handy new roles to Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann in his tactical setup.
Each Messi and Coutinho will stay on the Camp Nou, after trying set to depart this summer time.
The 2 gamers lined up collectively in Koeman’s beginning line-up in opposition to Girona in a pleasant on Wednesday, together with Griezmann.
Messi was restored to a ‘false 9’ function, a place he performed often beneath Pep Guardiola.
Luis Suarez’s introduction noticed him moved round, however he was again in central function dropping deep.
Messi additionally created Coutinho’s opener with a superb by way of ball. It got here with the Brazilian taking part in on the left flank, having usually been used both centrally or on the suitable prior to now.
Griezmann dropped again right into a deeper midfield place in the midst of a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Talking about his choice after the sport, which they gained 3-1, Koeman defined: “I at all times attempt to put the very best assault attainable.
“Now we have a number of gamers who can play in several positions and that could be a excellent choice.
“Coutinho can play on the left wing and fall by way of the centre.
“Griezmann can play on the wings, within the midfielder and up entrance, and Messi can begin from the suitable, play additional again or additional ahead in assault. There are various choices.”