Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has admitted that opposing teams no longer fear the team again following Lionel Messi’s exit as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Koeman express his disappointment and open up on Messi’s departure. He said: “I don’t like to always talk about the same thing, but we’re talking about the best in the world. Our opponents had more fear when Messi was here.
“For us as well, if you pass the ball to Leo, usually he won’t lose it. You can tell [Messi] isn’t there. We know that and we can’t change it.”
Memphis Depay earned Barcelona a share of the points in the enthralling clash.