The new slap received by Barça on Tuesday against Bayern Muncih (0-3) for its first match in the Champions League, goes badly among the Catalan leaders …
It floated like a scent of déjà vu on Tuesday at Camp Nou. Because the humiliation experienced by the Barça face au Bayern did not refer only to the 8-2 conceded by the Blaugrana against the Bavarian giant in the Lisbon Final Four. This 3-0 defeat conceded against the German champions is also reminiscent of the 3-0 recorded against the Juventus Turin last December or the 4-1 cashed against the PSG in February. An unprecedented black series in the history of Barça which obviously goes badly in Catalonia.
But more than the raw result against the Munich, it is also the renunciation observed among some Barcelonans that challenges. ” It’s like that “, said Pique after the meeting. A little sentence that appears on the front page of Sports world this Wednesday, Sport titling on his side “The sad reality” and speaking of a “Small team”.
After an encouraging start to the season in La Liga, at least mathematically, one match was enough to plunge Barça into crisis. As soon as the match was over, the Catalan club’s staff met in the Camp Nou offices, Joan Laporta, the club president, Rafa Yuste, the vice-president, and Mateu Alemany, the director. football, talking until 2am to discuss the situation.
Koeman in the hot seat
According to the Catalan press, the triumvirate, although aware of the limitations of the Barcelona workforce, would have deplored the attitude displayed by some players. Another grievance formulated by the leaders of Barcelona, the tactical scheme put in place by Ronald Koeman. While they are campaigning in favor of a 4-3-3 which offers more certainty to their liking, the Dutch technician has renewed a 3-5-2 which goes more and more badly internally. What undoubtedly still weaken the Barcelona coach.
Because this slap received against Bayern and the crisis meeting that followed intervene while the former midfielder appears in the hot seat. Consequence of his recent interview given to Dutch television and in which he invited his president to speak less. Words that went very badly at the top, despite the reassuring statements of Joan Laporta. “He destroyed himself”, has also confided a relative of the Barcelona president. For many observers, Ronald Koeman is on an ejection seat, especially since Blaugrana supporters are also increasingly critical of him …
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