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Koeman responds to Rudi Garcia: It's not important to me

Ronald Koeman spoke to the press on Tuesday ahead of Barcelona's Copa del Rey semi final first leg clash with Sevilla on Wednesday night.

The first question that the Dutch coach was asked, however, was not about the match itself but on the front cover of France Football which displayed an edited image of Leo Messi wearing a Paris Saint-Germain shirt.

Koeman, even more than the controversial cover, took exception to the comments made by Lyon coach Rudi Garcia, who accused Barcelona of similar comments when they wanted to sign Memphis Depay.

"I have read that Ronald Koeman was a bit offended that PSG spoke about Leo Messi before the Champions League tie between PSG and Barcelona," Garcia told BeIN Sports."He was not shy in talking about Memphis Depay even after the transfer market closed. I call that: it never rains but it pours."

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."

Source: Marca / C. Navarro

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