Trainer Ronald Koeman wants fans and the media to be patient with the young American. “Perhaps it was part of the fact that he has hardly played in recent weeks. He is physically okay, only 20 years old and still has to learn how to play more aggressively and with more focus.
He continues at the press conference of the Spanish club. “He has too many periods when he is not focused, but he is young and that is good because he can still learn it all. It is quite a challenge to play for FC Barcelona, he needs time. And then the ball ends up with him. ”
Last Sunday against Cadiz (1-1) Dest started back in the base and according to Koeman he showed character through his attacking play. The former Ajax player played 80 minutes and was never passed by a Cadiz player and 88 percent of his passes arrived, the statistics show.
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