By Jack Kinnersley For Mailonline
Published: 08:41 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 08:41 BST, 13 September 2020
New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that his side will be more defensive this season.
The La Liga club beat Gimnastic de Tarragona 3-1 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday and Koeman deployed his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation.
Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring in the fifth minute and penalties from Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho guided Koeman's side to a comfortable victory and the manager explained his new system after the game.
New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that his side will be more defensive
'It may be different and somewhat more defensive than what has been seen in recent years, but the objective is to move the ball, hold on to it and find the spaces to play between the lines, and behind rival midfielders,' Koeman said post-match.
'I think this team can do it