Tuesday night ended with many nerves in the Camp Nou offices after the defeat of the Barça club against Bayern in the Champions League. The president of the club, Joan Laporta, left very pissed off by the image of the team. He was in the stadium almost until after two in the morning. He met with Mateu Alemany and Rafa Yuste. This Wednesday, Laporta himself has issued a message on his social networks in which he said he was “hurt and outraged” and in which he asked the Catalans for patience.
Regarding the situation of Ronald Koeman and his credit as a coach, from the club they point out that there will be no imminent and hasty decision on the Dutchman. The message that is transmitted is one of patience to see how the team evolves in the next commitments. You want to give him a margin and see what happens this next week where FC Barcelona has to play three games in seven days [Granada en el Camp Nou, Cádiz en el Nuevo Mirandilla y Levante de nuevo en el Camp Nou]. Even so, the president plans to go to the Sports City to maintain contact with Koeman and will continue to meet regularly with the coach.
Requests to the technician
From the club, Ronald Koeman is asked for more courage. The coach justifies himself by appealing to the large number of casualties he has at the moment, especially in attack. Koeman is confident that the team will change when important players like Ansu Fati, Dembélé or Kun recover.
The Barcelona directive speaks of a journey through the desert that will last about two years. They assure that they are “kidnapped” by the contracts of some players to whom it “no longer gives them” to compete at the highest level.