Koeman explains why he picked two goalkeepers on bench in Copa final

The Dutch coach named Arnau Tenas and Iñaki Peña among the substitutes at the weekend

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Sergi Capdevila

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman explained the reasoning for naming two goalkeepers on the bench for the Copa del Rey final while leaving four players -- Mathues, Junior, Riqui Puig and Pjanic -- in the stands.

Asked by SPORT, the Dutchman said that it was a matter of not taking too many risks, giving an example of a hypothetical situation.

"I don't like taking these decisions, but I am the coach and I am here for that," he said. "We had three goalkeepers and, for me, it's normal. We have done it in all our Copa del Rey games.

"If, for example, Ter Stegen gets injured in the warm-up and the second-choice goalkeeper is sent off, I have to put an outfield player in goal. I don't want to run risks. I hope you understand."

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