Barcelona is about to usher in the first match of the Champions League group stage, against Hungary's Ferencvaros. Before the game, Barcelona coach Koeman said that Barcelona is no longer a favorite to win the Champions League, but the team can go further.
In a press conference before the game, Koeman said: "In Barcelona, playing is to win the championship. But now there are many strong teams, and you have to prove yourself. In terms of what happened in recent years, we know that Barcelona is now It’s no longer a favorite to win, but we can go further."
Odds show that the biggest favorites to win the championship are Bayern and Manchester City, followed by Liverpool and Paris. Real Madrid only ranks fifth, Barcelona sixth, and Barcelona's winning odds reach 1 to 15.
In recent years, Barcelona have staged tragedies in the UEFA Champions League one after another. They were eliminated by Rome, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. This has greatly damaged the team's image. This time, although the reputation and strength of the opponent Ferencvaros are far less than that of Barcelona, Koeman said that the game will not be easy, because the opponent's physical fitness is very strong, "We will send a strong team to win the game. We. We will not rotate players for Saturday’s game because we can imagine that our opponents will bring us difficulties."
The Spanish national derby will be ushered in on Saturday, but Koeman said that it is not time to think about it. “There is no situation that is more important this week than next. We hope to have a good start, win the game and gain peace. We are preparing for the game. At home, winning at home is very important."