The Dutch coach, who recently replaced Quique Setien at Barcelona, believes the Spanish giant is theoretically the team with superior strength in Group G, where they face Ferencvaros, Dynamo Kyiv and Juventus.
“It’s a very important competition,” Koeman told the club’s official channels. “In theory, we are the strongest team in our group, but we have to prove it.”
We’ll start at home against Ferencvaros, and it’s an important game. We have to prepare and analyze the opponent well. “
Regarding Juventus, the Barcelona captain appreciated the old age of the Italian champion as well as the star Cristiano Ronaldo: “Juventus every year shows that they have a strong team, rich experience and a great player like Cristiano Ronaldo “.
However, Koeman is confident Barca has a bit of an advantage with Pjanic, who has been a mainstay of Juve for the past few seasons: “We have Pjanic who can give us some more information about the team “.
However, Arthur Melo also moved from Barcelona to Juventus this summer and was able to provide his team with the same information about his former club.
On October 21, Barcelona and Juventus will go head-to-head in one of the Champions League‘s most anticipated matches of the 2020/21 season.