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FC Barcelona News: 23 May 2021; Messi wins Pichichi, Koeman defends Barca’s season

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Koeman defends first season in charge: “You can’t ask for a double every year” | AS

Ronald Koeman has defended his first season in charge and says “hopes were too high” for a team that was in transition.

Griezmann: Now Laporta has his things to take care of and will make his moves | Marca

Antoine Griezmann is expecting president Joan Laporta to start making changes at Barcelona now that the 2020-21 season has been completed.

Luis Suarez: It was tough, how Barca undervalued me | Sport

Luis Suarez spoke about how it was tough for him when Barca allowed him to leave last summer after scoring the winner to deliver Atletico Madrid the title.

Messi: The Pichichi of Pichichis | Marca

Lionel Messi ended the season by winning the Pichichi Trophy for the eighth time. The captain has also won it five times in a row which has never been done before.

Ronald Koeman: Atletico deserve to be champions | Football Espana

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman felt Atletico Madrid deserved to be crowned La Liga champions and were better than his team and Real Madrid.

Ilaix ended up with ankle problem | Sport

Ilaix Moriba ended the season by going off in Barcelona’s win against Eibar with an ankle problem. The midfielder is expected to be promoted to the first team for 2021-22.

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