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Alfred Schreuder: Barcelona will have a fantastic team when everyone’s fit

The coach is feeling optimistic

FBL-ESP-LIGA-BARCELONA-LEVANTE Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images

Barcelona assistant coach Alfred Schreuder was in pretty confident mood after Sunday’s convincing La Liga win over Levante.

There was no Ronald Koeman on the bench for Barca, due to a two-match touchline ban, which meant Schreuder took over and also spoke to reporters after the game.

The Dutchman was pretty happy with his team’s performance and thinks Barca will take some stopping once everyone is fit and available.

“We played some great football today. The players really applied themselves,” he said.

“It’s great that Ansu is back, but we can’t forget about the other players. People like Gavi and Nico [Gonzalez] had a great game and the fans were really happy.

“I think that if everyone is fit, we’ll have a fantastic side with good options.

“Right now, we have to make sure that those who are playing give everything they can. Pedri will be back soon and we’ll have a really dangerous team when everyone is available.”

Schreuder also paid tribute to Ansu Fati, after his goalscoring return, and admitted having the youngster available again will be a big boost to the Catalan giants.

“We know he’s a great player,” he added.

“He’s got individual talent that we need and we know what he’s capable of. We’re delighted to have him available to play again.”

Source | Marca

Barcelona now head to Portugal to take on Benfica in the Champions League before a trip to Atletico Madrid next weekend. Koeman will also be absent from the bench at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium as he completes his ban.