FC Barcelona is not performing as expected. One of the biggest teams of the world is suffering a crisis due to a lack of money and a lack of good results in the last years. So currently, few players are having a good season. That is why Ronald Koeman complained to one of them and demanded more of him.
This player has actually big expectations put on him, and he is not living up to them. At 21 years old, he was supposed to be a threat for the starting eleven, but he struggled versus lower league teams and ruined many attacks in those Copa del Rey matches. So the manager made him know, his way, he is not happy with his last performances.
That player is Francisco Trincao. The Portuguese winger has played 25 matches this season, the first one at FC Barcelona, and is yet to score a goal, a concerning statistic for a forward. Anyway, Koeman told him he still trusts him and hopes him to perform better in the future so he can become what is expected of him.
The radio show Tot Costa informed of this warning from the Dutch manager to this hot prospect, signed from Sporting Braga in exchange for 31 million euro. According to that, Koeman wants him to show more determination and confidence. He sees Trincao as a long term project and wants to take the pressure off his shoulders.