Visibly annoyed by journalists’ questions after the draw conceded by his troops, Ronald Koeman cracked a slip that did not go unnoticed at a press conference.
the Barça not going well. Five days after the slap received in front of the Bayern Munich in the Champions League (0-3), the Catalan club failed to take advantage of the visit of Grenade to straighten your head. The Blaugrana have indeed had to be content with a sad draw (1-1). A lesser evil. Because weighed down by the opening of the early score of Domingos Duarte (2e), the Barcelona have come close to the correctional, not equalizing until the last minute of added time thanks to Ronald Araujo.
In the hot seat since his virulent remarks against its president, Ronald Koeman sees his position weaken even more. The Dutch technician also had a hard time hiding his annoyance at the end of the meeting. The fault of the result of his men but also of the questions of the journalists who pointed the finger at the very minimalist style of play of the Barcelonans against the 17e of League.
“If you look at the list of called-in players, what more should I have done? Playing “tiki-taki” when there were no spaces? “, he thus questioned, in reference to the “tiki-taka”, style of play characterized by a game of fast passes and of which Barça has long been the best symbol. A dumpling that made the head of the Spanish press …
We did what we could
“We did what we could. We played the game in a different way. We would have liked to play like that but we couldn’t because it was a complicated game. We don’t have players to play one on one, with speed, he continued, his face more and more closed. I’m not going to say anything more because I feel like I have to argue about everything. We must salute the attitude of the team. People are upset because we didn’t win, not because of the attitude of the team. “
And the Dutch technician to continue by recalling, once again, the limits of this Barça. “We’re not happy because it’s a game we should have won at home. But with everything that happened to us, we did our best. With a little luck, we could even have won. We did everything to try to win the game. Once again, today’s Barça is not the Barça of eight years ago ”, he indeed justified.
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