Ronald Koeman

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I cannot see Manchester United finishing in the top four. Zlatan's injury looks bad and when I look at the amount of matches they are having to play this season I can see them missing the top four. I have not been impressed by the way they play. The Europa League is a different calibre than the Champions League. The fact that Man United were struggling to beat a team like Anderlecht proves what kind of season the club is having. Everton now have the resources to keep every player, including Lukaku, who has a contract for another two years.feedback
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Apr 23 2017 Champions League
We found 44 articles in which Ronald Koeman said something. The most recent Ronald Koeman’s quote is: “I cannot see Manchester United finishing in the top four. Zlatan's injury looks bad and when I look at the amount of matches they are having to play this season I can see them missing the top four. I have not been impressed by the way they play. The Europa League is a different calibre than the Champions League. The fact that Man United were struggling to beat a team like Anderlecht proves what kind of season the club is having. Everton now have the resources to keep every player, including Lukaku, who has a contract for another two years.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Ronald Koeman 74 times. On this page, you will find all of Ronald Koeman’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Before the end of the season I think is the most ideal situation for the club to know what happens with the boy because if you don't sign a new contract, then we don't [want] him going through the last season of contract. I think for players it's normal business. OK, but if you still don't know that decision by the end of the season then something is wrong. You have situations like in Holland when players don't sign a new contract and don't leave. They wait until the Bosman and they go for free. That's the worst scenario and you don't accept that at Everton.feedback

We offer him a new contract and then [there are] two possibilities. One, he signs that contract. If he doesn't sign that contract, then we need to sell the player. It is simple, it is not so difficult in my opinion. We try to keep the best players. We have spoken a lot about Ross and Rom because they are really important. Most of the time their quality can be the difference between Everton and the opponent, like it was [against Leicester]. You need those kind of players on the top level because they make the difference.feedback

We know Rom is a great finisher but Ross played really well between the lines, with a great view of the game and a nice assist. I think he should have scored one too but he played very well. They [Barkley and Lukaku] were outstanding and that is what you want to see – your best players performing that way. But the whole team performance was outstanding as well.feedback

Romelu Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the world. Everybody knows he is a key player for Everton and we will try to do everything to keep Rom here at Everton but the final decision is always with the player. Of course he has two more years' contract but everybody in football has his own ambition in football. We will try to do everything to keep him. I cannot change anything in him about how he finishes opportunities and scores goals because in my opinion he is the best finisher. He is improving other aspects that the team needs and he is going in a good direction.feedback

We will try [to keep them] but the final decision is always by the player. Of course the situation with Ross is different because he has one more year of contract and Rom has two more years of contract, so it is a different situation. We try to do everything to gather a really strong team to get really competitive with the big six teams in the Premier League. What we have shown until now in our first season is the first step and that will continue for the next season. They will have a picture of that belief and the direction we will go in - that is very clear to everybody.feedback

Yes (he needs rest). He will not be playing in that tournament in the summer. Steve Walsh spoke to the people from the FA. Normally, in the future, he will be the Under-21s or even the (senior) national team. What I like to see is passion and they need to understand and support each other.feedback

I saw a reaction because I think we are too nice together and you have to talk – and maybe sometimes you have to shout. But I don't have a problem because it's an emotional thing. The two boys have spoken to each other because you need to win the game and afterwards be friends, but not on the pitch.feedback

We are fighting for European football, maybe that is something to realise for everybody. If you finish seventh, it's a really successful season. If we get more out of that, then it's fantastic.feedback

You can see with Gerard that it's still not there for 90 minutes. It's all about the work-rate of the player.feedback

United took all of the risk, but still we defended well.feedback

I am pleased by the performance but I did not expect a reaction from the derby because I was proud of the team. I still am. We had seven from 18 players aged 22 or under today. We got one point, maybe we deserved three, but a point is not bad.feedback

Before the game you'd settle for a point, but with how the game went we're disappointed. We played well - and had a lot of space on the counter-attack - we had to kill the game. We were terrific in our defending. Yes, it is really painful. It's a penalty, but one minute before the end, it's always painful. They didn't create open chances and I was really confident in our organisation. We missed the final pass in the second half.feedback

I'm not surprised [of his impact in the Premier League] because he's really that talented and strong. And maybe mentally he's one of the strongest players what I know. I still admire the boy. I know him really well and he is still showing really well at his age being still so important for the team and scoring goals, showing he's still one of the best - I have great respect for him. I managed Zlatan when he was young and sometimes also difficult! But, okay, that is normal. I'm also better now to handle for a coach than when I was 19.feedback

It was painful to lose in the last minute like that because Ashley Williams did a great job. We can't complain about the penalty. We made a few other defensive mistakes in the second half but we also created some good chances on the counter and couldn't take them. With a better final ball we might have had a second goal and three points.feedback

Zlatan is still one of the best and I still admire the boy. I know him really well, and he is still showing really well at his age, being still so important for the team and scoring goals, showing he's still one of the best. I have great respect for him. I'm not surprised because he's really talented and strong, and maybe mentally he's one of the strongest players I know. I met Zlatan three or four times in the last four or five months. If we speak about that time he knows perfectly how he was when he was 19 and how he is now.feedback

You can't compare a 23 year old boy with Zlatan now. Zlatan makes those steps through his whole career, but I don't have any doubt about Romelu mentally. I managed Zlatan when he was young and sometimes also difficult! He was funny but sometimes difficult because when I was at Ajax we had a lot of young players at that time - Schneider, Van der Vaart, De Jong, Heitinga, Mido, Zlatan, we had really big talents at that time, but all were 19 and driving Porsches, driving Ferraris. It was a new generation. It was good for me as a young coach at that time.feedback

He (Lukaku) knows by himself when it's good and when it isn't good like last Saturday. He was not performing what he can do, and what the teams needs. But it's difficult because he was travelling back form Russia at 5am in the morning. I don't criticise him and if I need to criticise I will do it one against one. Rom thinks a lot about football and he's really honest in his performances, but we had maybe three or four times in a counter attack and our last ball was not good. As a striker you need support and you need assists, but I think his work rate and his freshness was not 100 per cent.feedback

I'm really proud of my team. We controlled the game. I'm proud of how we played, that's the way I like.feedback

This is not the first time this has happened when James has joined up with Ireland, and it is really frustrating that James will now miss our game against Liverpool tomorrow, our game against Manchester United on Tuesday and will not be fit again for several weeks.feedback

Clearly James was not fit to play. He had trained only for two days with Ireland and he broke down during the warming up. I spoke to James, and he needs to take responsibility of this. But it is not the first time.feedback

I would keep him for next season at least. It is too soon, in my opinion. I don't understand football clubs when they have a manager in and they sign a contract for three years and after six months there is talk of a new contract.feedback

Seamus will face a lengthy recovery period and we will support him throughout this. He is a really strong character, has a great family around him and we, his extended family at Everton, will be here for him to help him get through this over the coming days, weeks and months.feedback

The fans love Rom. Everybody loves Rom. Of course we want to keep the best players. We're in a good position in this project and you don't sell your best players. The decision of the referee about the red card was too harsh I believe. But it gave us more space to kill the game and we did that. We now have the opportunity in two weeks to play Liverpool and Manchester United. If we want to do something more special this season then we need to beat the teams above us.feedback

We kept the momentum. But the final result didn't reflect what happened on the pitch.feedback

You can't do it one year, and we try to get the best players, but most of them like to play in the Champions League and we are still not playing there.feedback

I think we can make the next step next season. If we can move on and get in what we want to make the team really strong, I think we can battle with them, yes. See the difference between this season and last season - that's the first step. We have the same points now as last season. What more can we show? How long did it take for Tottenham to really be where they are now? Three or four years.feedback

It takes time. How long did it take for Tottenham to be where they are now? Three or four years. You can't do it one year.feedback

If we can move on and get in what we want to make the team really strong, I think we can battle with them (the top four), yes. See the difference between this season and last season. That's the first step. We have the same points now than last season. Can we show more ambition, stronger team, more points? Everybody knows you can't do this in one year.feedback

It's always dangerous because they fight against relegation. They need points. But it is all about ourselves. If we keep our level, it is difficult to beat Everton, and more so at Goodison Park.feedback

At Southampton we had Clyne, he did not have a new contract and we sold him. The player has to understand that if he doesn't sign a new contract, he needs to make a decision for the club so that they know what happens next year. Ultimatum is strong, I don't like that word.feedback

I try to be realistic about the situation of the team, its progress, and the project of Everton. It's only one game. To take conclusions is not good. We had six players under 22. Maybe that's something to see that, instead of expecting a Champions League team. They will learn from it.feedback

Ross played in a little different position than he played in the last few weeks. Of course, he lost several balls in the midfield, instead of playing a little bit faster and no dribbling with the ball. He needs to improve on that, but not to take out one or two [players for criticism] and that was the problem last Saturday, that's not fair. It's easy to give your opinion in front of the television without any responsibility. I'm happy, I see a lot of progress in the club, in the team, it's a whole season, it's not one game.feedback

It's all about what the player likes, what Manchester United need to do and we are not involved in that project. Every player who we feel can make the team stronger is welcome at Everton.feedback

I still think Wayne Rooney is playing at a high level and he made a good choice staying at Manchester United and in the Premier League.feedback

It was one tackle and they were crazy. They didn't need the physio on the pitch. It is not what I like. It is a man's sport and you have to have behaviour like that.feedback

It is part of football - I also saw some tackles from Lucas. That is all about football but we don't make a show like the bench of Liverpool about faults that happen on the pitch. We are different to them. We are more into the game and not as into referees, linesmen and tackles. It was football - a hard but fair game. Yeah [Klopp and I disagreed] because I don't like coaches from the bench the whole time shouting to referees and linesmen, making a big show.feedback

I am proud, really proud about the team. Of course we lost but the final result is not reflecting our performance.feedback

We have the numbers and he is the number nine that every manager would like in their team.feedback

I believe that yes [four points would see us challenge for the top four]. We need to show it and depending on the next two results, Liverpool and then Manchester United away on Tuesday, that makes our possibilities until the end of the season more clear. If you look at Everton since the start of 2017, we have had a great run of results. We have had the best results of all the Premier League teams, but we know that Liverpool and Manchester United away are really tough games.feedback

But we had a draw away at Manchester City and in my time managing Southampton we won against all the big teams. This Everton team is not less quality than that Southampton team was and it is football. You need to believe and you need to believe in the quality of your team-mates and you need to show that aggression and control your emotions, because that is also a really important part of the Merseyside derby. Everybody knows he is one of the best finishers. But he is also improving in his other qualities, he is working harder than he did, he is running more than he did.feedback

There has been a big difference in many years in derby results, but I think we are now more close to Everton beating Liverpool. The team will be ready on Saturday to give Liverpool a big challenge.feedback

We advised extreme caution. He was not fit to play. In my opinion, the Ireland manager in this instance was not protecting the player. I am not surprised but, yes, disappointed.feedback

He's better now but still not available for the weekend. I don't think he will be available for Tuesday but we have good hope that he will be available for the Leicester City game.feedback

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