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Barcelona coach Koeman insists they're title contenders

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman insists they're title contenders ahead of Sunday's clash with Valencia.

The Dutchman is confident that Barcelona will be competitive again when all his players recover from injuries and he expressed his pleasure about his current squad.

"When the injured [players] recover, I am more satisfied with the squad," Koeman told the press conference.

"There are always injuries, but we were unlucky. Almost all the forwards were injured. We can compete to win the championship.

"To get the best performance you have to have all the men available. Little by little we will get better."

Koeman went on to claim that he is trying to ignore all reports about his future and focus on developing his team and trying to grab victories.

"I'm used to people talking about my future, this is normal as in a big club where there are always things [happening] with the coach," added Koeman.

"It is not the first time. Last year there were also times when they talked about the coach. The president is supporting me and has made things clear.

"But a coach must win games. I do not want to talk about the past anymore. I want to put energy into taking the game forward. I will not focus on my feelings. I try to do my best for the club. "


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