Welcome back to Talkbarca. We are going to talk about Ronald Koemann’s recent interview aboutona Araujo in this article. FC Barcelona has started the season in the right way. The club management and the players are very positive about this season. Barca’s players such as Ansu Fati and Messi are in great form. Furthermore, Philippe Coutinho is also in the form of his life. His impact in the midfield is huge and no one can replace him yet. FC Barcelona has also been very solid in defense. They have conceded only 1 goal in 3 La-Liga games.
FC Barcelona’s young Centre Back, Araujo also seems to be developing very fine. He has delivered good performances and it looks as if he is going to make a name for himself in the starting 11 very soon. The boss, Ronald Koemann has also admitted that the youngster has a ‘bright future’ ahead of him. Koemann has regarded Araujo to be physically very strong as well as being fast. These qualities combined can make a perfect Centre Back. However, there is a lot more to Araujo’s game than just good strength and sheer pace.
Araujo impressed the officials at FC Barcelona during the previous season. Therefore, he was able to break into the first team. He was playing for the B team before that. He joined FC Barcelona during the summers of 2017. Ronald Koemann also quoted that he loves how Araujo is always keen to learn more things. He is never satisfied and always want to learn ways to make him a better football player.
This is the right kind of attitude for any player, regardless of age to be at the top of the game. This positive attitude from Araujo is going to make him a starter soon.
Here is what Ronald Koemann exactly said,
“Araujo has a great future ahead of him. He is physically strong and pretty fast. He is a kid who wants to learn. He is always open to learning new things. He has things to improve, which is normal at his age”
Clement Lenglet and Gerrard Pique are still the two starting Centre Backs for FC Barcelona. Replacing either of them is a very tough task and not easy by any means. However, Araujo’s improving game and positive mentality can soon make him a key player in Barca’s defense.
Araujo started two games for the club in his career so far. He has also been used often to fill in for either Gerrard Pique or Lenglet. However, he had good performances both when he started as well as when he came from the bench.
This game time and learning environment is going to benefit the young Centre Back a lot. He is going to gain enough experience to not only make his place in FC Barcelona, but also any other club.
The fans and the coach are very happy with how Araujo is developing. All he needs is patience and more hard work.