'Defence always starts with the forwards': Barcelona coach Koeman speaks on his new Tactics and Formation

'Defence always starts with the forwards': Barcelona coach Koeman speaks on his new Tactics and Formation

Ronald Koeman says that it's vital for the attacking players to press their opponents.

If it's done well, the defenders won't have big problems at the back, he explains.

"Defence always starts with the forwards. If they press well, the defenders do not have to face many problems. The defence issue is in the whole team and maybe one of the reasons for the improvement in defence," Ronald Koeman has told the media.

People sometimes name Leo Messi's and Luis Suarez's rare pressing as one of the major reasons for Barca's Champions League struggles over the past few years. Under Koeman, though, we even see Leo contributing to the team's defensive efforts.

Against Sevilla, Barca played with Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo as centre-backs because of Clement Lenglet's suspension. The latter did pretty great at the back and could possibly play a huge role in Ronald Koeman's first season at the club.

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