Gerard Pique criticised Barcelona on the eve of their clash with Real Madrid but Ronald Koeman has no issue with the timing of the comments.
Ronald Koeman is keeping a close eye on Sergio Ramos' chances of starting against Barcelona in his first Clasico as coach at Camp Nou.
Zinedine Zidane heads into the Clasico as a man under pressure, but the Real Madrid boss does not fear he could lose his job imminently.
Barcelona have not faced Real Madrid in a 4-2-3-1 in at least any of the previous 46 meetings. Will Ronald Koeman's system work?
Gerard Pique has publicly criticised Barcelona over a number of issues, including the recent saga surrounding Lionel Messi's future.
Zinedine Zidane could reportedly be axed if results do not improve at Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi could have been a Premier League player by now if Barcelona had acceded to his demands, but another Clasico now awaits him.
Barcelona looked to be in crisis as the new LaLiga season began, but Real Madrid are struggling ahead of Saturday's first Clasico.
The Premier League has often traded on its entertainment value and a goal-laden start to 2020-21 has set new standards.
Despite his struggles, Antoine Griezmann is set for a new contract at Barcelona.