It seemed like a complete disaster at the beginning, Barcelona under the command of Ronald Koeman did not play a bit better than with Quique Setién Just when it seemed to be getting better, a debacle in the Champions League from Paris Saint-Germain followed.
A large part of the world football public believed that this was the end of Koeman's mission at the Nou Camp. But, the Copa Del Rey was won and Barca's chances to reach the title jumped. With a double crown in their pocket, the chances of the Dutch expert to stay for the next season would seriously jump.
Especially since the club doesn't really swim in money to bring in a new coach, and at the same time pays another replaced one. Ronald Koeman firmly believes that he will be on the bench of the Catalan giant next season as well.
"The president gave me support and showed confidence from the first day he came, and until he says otherwise, I believe I will stay." "I see myself on the Barcelona bench for next season, after all, I have a contract for another year.
If that is not the case, we will talk, "Koeman told reporters before the match with Villarreal.
Barcelona has five points less than Atletico and a game less. If Villarreal wins tonight, they will be two points behind.
And the form of the team from the Nou Camp is shown by the fact that they took 43 out of a possible 48 points in the last 16 rounds of the Primera! "Villarreal is a team that plays very good football, with very quality players.
They showed Europe how strong they are. They had more time to prepare for the match than us, it is equally important to them because they are fighting for Europe. It will be interesting, "Koeman underlined. Barcelona fans will pay the most attention to Lionel Messi.
The yellow submarine is his favorite customer. In 23 games against Villarreal, the Argentine scored 15 goals, more than any other team in the league. Now Leo Messi will have an additional motive because his team has serious intentions to reach a new trophy.
Certainly, the task will not be easy, and Villareal is not a team to underestimate, but if they have "their night" anything could happen. PRIMERA - ROUND 32 Saturday Elche - Levante 1: 0 (1: 0) Valladolid - Cadiz 1: 1 (1: 0) Valencia - Alaves 1: 1 (0: 0) Real Madrid - Betis 0: 0