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Barcelona coach Koeman accuses Lyon counterpart Garcia of seeking publicity

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has accused Lyon counterpart Rudi Garcia of seeking publicity for himself.

With Barcelona upset over PSG publicly courting Lionel Messi through the media, Garcia accused Barcelona of similar comments when they wanted to sign Memphis Depay.

Nevertheless, Koeman bit back at the former Roma coach.

"I don't know why they do it," Koeman responded. "If they want to talk about Leo let them do it, but now the coach of Lyon [Rudi Garcia] comes out, it seems he wants to have more prominence in the press.

"For me It's not important. What we have to do is prepare for the games against Sevilla and Alaves, and on Tuesday we will play the Champions League [first leg] against PSG and we'll see."

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