Barcelona have an important challenge against Rayo Vallecano, at Estádio de Vallecas, this Wednesday afternoon (27), for the round of 16 of the King’s Cup. Yesterday, on the eve of the decision, coach Ronald Koeman gave a press conference and talked about what he expects from the confrontation, the moment of the grená team, the financial situation of Barça and much more. See the best excerpts below.

Asked about Rayo, the Dutchman praised and said he expects a very difficult match. “It’s a First Division team and has First Division players. It will be a difficult game. It will be complicated and we will have to be very involved to make this decision “, he began, adding about the opportunity to win the King’s Cup – remembering that Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid have already been eliminated from the competition.

“It is not easier because Real Madrid and Atlético (from Madrid) are no longer present. Strong teams remain and this can be an advantage for Real Madrid and Atlético to focus only on LaLiga. (But) I prefer to play every three days, this means that we are in three competitions “, added Koeman, denying that it is easier to win the King’s Cup because two of the main candidates have already been eliminated.