"I did not know much of him, because I didn't see him often at Udinese last year. He has pleasantly surprise me, though. Alexis is the perfect player for Barcelona," Koeman was quoted as saying by Sport. He has adapted very well to Barcelona's style of play and fits in perfectly. He offers a lot of variation to Barca's game. He really gives the team something extra with his pace, close control and good runs.
Check out what journalists and fans had to say about FC Barcelona after a week of Champions League football, the King’s Cup final qualification and La Liga action
"It is clear that the advantage we hold over the second-placed team in the table is very good for us, and it puts Barcelona in a complicated situation," Mourinho said in a press conference. We have to keep on working in the same way, because our rivals are a great team who can put together a string of good results. "
"I am very eager to work with the ball again," he told reporters. "I do not want to set a date for my return because I do not want to put too much pressure on myself. Let us hope it will happen as soon as possible and that I recover completely."
Unsurprisingly, there were some completely stupid stories as well...
Barcelona manager hailed Afellay as the latest prodigy to have adorned a Catalan jersey but Afellay failed to impress with the Spanish giants. Afellay is also overshadowed by players like Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas etc. Grown out of favor in the eyes of Guardiola, Afellay has spent most of his time on the bench.
Those last two might be worth a discussion...simply too ludicrous to be true...right?