Netease Sports reported on October 17:
In the first three league games, Griezmann scored 0 goals and 0 assists. He was
"I talked to him yesterday, not his words, but his position. I made it very clear that I arranged this for the team. And he is not a pure winger, he is a free man on the right, he You can cut inside." Koeman said of Griezmann, "He can play as a No. 10, he can play as a winger, he can play as a center, but it is me who makes the decision. This is for the team."
"Griezmann worked very hard and disciplined. When I was in the Dutch team, Griezmann played as a winger at Barcelona. As a coach, I decide where the players are, and the players have to show their best performance. He can show the best performance, then everything will be fine.” Koeman continued, “As a coach, I want every player to show the best performance, but I can only choose 11 starters, and there will always be people who are unhappy. Only one person can play the center forward, and the others have to play the 10th, the 7th, the 11th, and two midfielders. Of course Griezmann can have his favorite position, but if he plays like this, then In the end we will use 10 10s, which is no good. My job is not to stimulate the state of a certain player, such as Messi or Griezmann, I want to stimulate the state of all players, and this is called a team. "
“格里兹曼非常努力并且训练有素。当我在荷兰队时，格里兹曼在巴塞罗那担任边锋。作为教练，我决定球员的位置，球员们必须表现出最好的表现。他可以展现出最好的表现。性能，那么一切都会好起来的。” Koeman继续说道：“作为一名教练，我希望每个球员都能表现出最好的表现，但我只能选择11名首发球员，总会有一些人感到不高兴。只有一个人可以向前打中锋，其他人则必须分别扮演第10，第7，第11和两个中场球员，格里兹曼当然可以拥有自己喜欢的位置，但是如果他这样打，那么最终我们将使用10 10s，这是不好的。刺激某个球员（例如梅西或格里兹曼）的状态，我想激发所有球员的状态，这就是所谓的团队。”
How is Messi's physical fitness? Koman replied: "I don't think there is any problem with Messi. He is used to this kind of schedule. And he likes to play. If he is not allowed to play, he will be even more tired."
Western media had hoped that Ter Stegen would return in the national derby next weekend, Koeman rejected this possibility: "Last week he started outdoor recovery, but I think he can not keep up with the national derby. Now he has no timetable for his comeback. We need to wait for him to fully recover. We are very satisfied with Neto's performance and at least Ter Stegen will not return next week."
西方媒体曾希望特尔·斯特根（Ter Stegen）下周末回到国家德比，而科曼则拒绝了这种可能性：“上周他开始户外康复，但我认为他不能跟上国家德比的步伐。现在，他没有复出的时间表我们需要等待他完全康复。我们对内托的表现感到非常满意，至少泰尔·斯特根（Ter Stegen）下周不会回来。”