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Barcelona coach Koeman: Just an incredible Copa tie

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was amazed by his players for their 3-5 Copa del Rey win at Granada.

Koeman was delighted with the fight his team showed, coming from being 2-0 down after 87 minutes to win 5-3 after extra time.

"I'm very happy with the character we've shown," Koeman said. "It showed in the dressing room after the game, and it's a reflection of how well we're doing.

"We're on the path that everyone wants to be on."

Koeman, like everyone watching on, could hardly believe what he was watching, and the Dutchman was amazed by what he saw.

"It was incredible, football is incredible," Koeman said. "I think we did well.

"We had chances earlier, but the team put in a huge effort. Extra time was incredible. It showed the mentality of this team. Incredible."

The Dutchman continued to praise his players' mindset, as they persevered despite things not always going their way on the night.

"The thing that stands out most was the mentality of the team," Koeman added. "We didn't stop trying.

"We knew we weren't having a lot of luck, we had chances that didn't go in. They hit the goalkeeper or the woodwork. It seemed like we were going to lose."

Antoine Griezmann was the star on the night, and the coach had special praise for his French forward.

"He has always worked hard to change things, to have more luck," Koeman explained. "It's important for him.

"With him playing like this, we're even more dangerous."



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