It's a nightmare week for Barcelona fans. The catastrophe in Lisbon against Benfica (0: 3), defeat in the derby with Atletico (0: 2), and Ronald Koeman staying on the bench. Horror in reality. The worst part is that it is not the end.
The Dutchman received the support of the Board of Directors to continue leading the team. As it seems now, this looks very bad, because the Catalans haven't looked as bad as they are at the beginning of the current season for a long time.
They lose games, they struggle in attack, their defense looks awful, and the team have no one to rely on in critical moments, because the most experienced football players are in their late years, and young people are immature to carry the burden of great expectations.
Ronald Koeman is trying to stay rational, although the impression is that the statement is increasingly irritating the supporters of the famous club. Of course, since his dismissal, at least for now, there will be nothing "I talked to the president the other day, we heard each other on Saturday morning, we saw the current situation of the club, we touched on many things and clarified everything."
"Kudos to Joan Laporta on that, because it’s hard to work if the status isn’t crystal clear. We need to know where are we today, in order to know where we will be in the future. Of course, it is natural that results are required of me, "said the Dutchman.
Only there are no victories. The failure in Lisbon within the Champions League, and then 0: 2 in the clash with Atletico at "Wanda Metropolitano", testify that Barça is in big trouble. First of all defensive.
They conceded as many as 13 goals in just nine games of the new season. Marc Andre Ter Stegen, not so long ago one of the best goalkeepers in the world, is not a miracle worker when he has a poor defense in front of him. "I have a solution, but not today for tomorrow.
We have to work. Give us time and I hope we recover from these blows. After the national team break, there are three matches on the program at the Nou Camp, we have to win them." "I have high expectations from those matches because we will have two weeks to prepare for the next cycle.
Ansu Fati will be completely fit, I believe that Kun Aguero and Ousmane Dembele will also be able to help us ", Koeman believes that the championship duels with Valencia and Real Madrid, as well as Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League will be ideal to overcome the crisis.