Ronald Koeman had an excellent feeling on Saturday evening after FC Barcelona's practice win over VfB Stuttgart (0-3).

The Dutch coach particularly enjoyed Memphis Depay, who graced his basic debut with a brilliant goal.

"Memphis has already proven at previous clubs that he is a goalscorer and he is now showing that with us. With his strength and speed he adds something extra to this team and his connection with Antoine (Griezmann, ed.) is also very good. good," Koeman said after the game, according to

Mundo Deportivo


"That is of great value to us. They can both play in several positions. The competition up front will be great, because we will also have Sergio Aguero at our disposal soon and I hope Lionel Messi will stay with us. Those players bring certain qualities that we need.”

The 27-year-old Memphis, who came over on a free transfer from Olympique Lyon this summer, asserted himself after twenty minutes in Stuttgart.

Frenkie de Jong gave a wonderful long pass to the striker, who controlled the ball beautifully and then hit hard.

Last week, the Orange international also scored on his debut.

Memphis Depay made a good impression on coach Ronald Koeman.

Memphis Depay made a good impression on coach Ronald Koeman.

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'We played a great game'

Yusuf Demir made it 2-0 for FC Barcelona in the first half, after which Riqui Puig took care of the final agreement in the 73rd minute.

Koeman sees that his team, which recorded its third victory in the preparation, is almost ready for the new season.

"We played a great game against a team that has been preparing for the new season longer than we have. My team showed character and ambition and those are important elements. Physically we still have a step to take, but we are clearly on track. the right path", concluded the satisfied coach.

FC Barcelona will start the new season in La Liga on Sunday 15 August with a home game against Real Sociedad.

Last season, the Catalans competed for the league title for a long time, but finished third behind champions Atlético Madrid and number two Real Madrid.