Koeman speaks on new roles for Messi, Coutinho, Griezmann in Barcelona team

New Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, seems set to hand new roles to Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann in his tactical setup.

Both Messi and Coutinho will remain at the Camp Nou, after looking set to leave this summer.

The two players lined up together in Koeman’s starting line-up against Girona in a friendly on Wednesday, along with Griezmann.

Messi was restored to a ‘false nine’ role, a position he played regularly under Pep Guardiola.

Luis Suarez’s introduction saw him moved around, but he was back in central role dropping deep.

Messi also created Coutinho’s opener with a fine through ball. It came with the Brazilian playing on the left flank, having generally been used either centrally or on the right in the past.

Griezmann dropped…

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