Francisco Trincao on Ronald Koeman: Barca has not been performing well to bolster their squad in the current summer break. Lack of funds has been a problem for the Catalan club. The economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic is yet to get resolved. However, Barcelona managed to sign Francisco Trincao from Portuguese side SC Braga in this summer. The manager Koeman has shown his trust in the €31 million signings, as per Goal.
Trincao will flaunt the number 17 shirt at his new club. His performance at Braga earned this golden opportunity to play for the Blaugrana. Ronald Koeman is currently trying to finalize his squad before the transfer window shuts close. He has a lot to take care of as Barcelona face Villareal tonight in their first match in La Liga. Koeman has picked Trincao in his squad and may offer him his debut too.
Koeman gives advice to Francisco Trincao
The Dutch gaffer is impressed with the pre-season performances by the Portuguese youngster. Trincao has the pace and skillset to penetrate the opponent’s defense. He looks to sharpen his talent playing alongside the six-time Balon D’or winner Lionel Messi.
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Francisco Trincao revealed the piece of advice Koeman offered him during recent training. The manager asked the attacker to be himself and adapt to situations. Naturally, he will score goals as he analyzes the game. Trincao also told that Koeman asked him to observe what he is doing right and what and accordingly, evolve himself.
Francisco Trincao already found his best mate at the club
Koeman believes Trincao can mold into a successful forward with his time at Camp Nou. The 21-year-old has befriended another youngster at the club. Pedri and Trincao get along just fine with each other. Pedri joined Barcelona on a two-year contract from Las Palmas for €5 million. The duo arrived at the Catalunya outfit ahead of the pre-season when the rest of the team was at Lisbon for the Champions League ties. Trincao expressed his happiness to have a good relationship with Pedri.
Ronald Koeman is trying to improve Barcelona than its previous state. Bringing in youth talents is a sign of progress as La Masia has failed to increase the number of graduates in the first team in recent years. The Dutch has experimented with new formations in the pre-season and looks to implement during the course of the league.