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Koeman Is Ready To Take Up The Barcelona Challenge – Cruyff

BarcelonaRonald Koeman is focused on bringing success back to Barcelona, Jordi Cruyff has said.

Cruyff recently revealed that the Dutchman’s plan to get the club back to where it should be is shared by everyone.

According to him, Barcelona is in a very difficult moment and it is always best to identify with a coach who knows the in and out of the club.

He added that Koeman has shown great desire and bravery to take up challenge and he wishes him the best.

His words, “In difficult moments like the one Barça are experiencing right now, it’s always best to remember someone who identifies with the club and who knows its idiosyncrasies.

“That’s why names like Ronald Koeman and Xavi Hernandez are always welcomed by Barça fans after wearing the shirt and never hiding away from the fact they would love to manage the side one day.

“No one can deny that Koeman has shown his great desire, including saying it bravely, that he wants to take on this difficult task.

“But he knows this club better than anybody, its famous atmosphere, how painful every defeat feels and how special every success is. He’s in sync with Barça and its supporters. This will ease his integration into the role.

“For him, the easy option would have been to stay with Holland and lead them into Euro 2021. But he preferred to take over a similar role at Barcelona, fresh after a humiliating defeat at the hands of Bayern, and with a summer overhaul staring him right in the face.

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“Koeman will have the backing from supporters because they want to see one of their own succeed. He added Henrik Larsson to his staff, another player who impressed during his time at Barça. In Alfred Schreuder he has the man who played a key role in Ajax’s destruction of Real Madrid last season. Two names who inspire confidence.

“Koeman knows the task at hand and the challenges facing him. It’s time for painful changes but he brings a needed calmness to that process as well. But Koeman also crucially brings a lot of illusion and desire to succeed. That illusion, that desire to bring Barça back to where they should be, is shared by everyone.”