The Dutch head coach was happy to bring his team back to winning ways thanks to a six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s goal.
Ronald Koeman praised Lionel Messi’s “decisive” contribution in the final three, while insisting that Barcelona could still win La Liga.
Barca welcomed Levante to Camp Nine on Sunday, returning 2-1 at Cadiz last weekend, after falling 3-0 to Juventus at home in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid gave Komen’s side a chance to gain some ground on the leaders after a poor start to the season, and they completed the task against a well-organized initiative by Poco Lopez. .
Barca dominated the entire match and the goal was finally scored in the 76th minute when Mercy Frankie de Jong was sent off for a home run. Gone.
Argentina’s brilliant effort helped him score his fifth goal of the season in La Liga 11, while his result in the final third did not amount to much speculation about his future last season.
Koeman defended Messi’s modest record in the post-goal match, however, highlighting the fact that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner was still being targeted by the opposition before each match as a threat. Succeeded in making a big impression.
“You have to understand that they don’t make it easy for him,” Barca boss said of the club’s captain after the 1-0 win over Levante. “It simply came to our notice then [of players]. But he showed that he was decisive. ”
Barca are now eighth in the league standings, nine points behind opening pacers Real Sociedad and Atletico.
It has already been suggested that Blagrana has missed out on the top-flight trophy for the second year in a row, but Komen still believes his team could make a comeback if they add clinical edge to their game.
“Of course we can win [the title]”The 57-year-old told reporters.” If we improve and we have more confidence and we improve our effectiveness [in front of goal], Have a chance!
“There are still a lot of games left.”
Barca will have a chance to build up a bit more momentum when they play hosts for Sociedad on Wednesday, before focusing on Mestella’s trip to face Valencia three days later.