Today, Ronald Koeman became only the second coach in history (after Patrick O'Connell, from 1935 to 1940) to lose the first three El Clásico. The fact that Barcelona is going through difficult moments with the Dutchman at the helm is not foreign - Barca could equalize with Betis and Osasuna, teams that share the fifth position, and thus take the ninth place in the table.
At the same time, Real Madrid escaped them by five points. Koeman, however, believes that the match would have been different if Sergino Dest had used the colossal opportunity from the 25th minute. "It is always difficult to experience a result like this.
We deserved a different outcome, especially in the first half. We had a clear situation for 1: 0, and instead, we conceded a goal." "Their counterattacks are very dangerous, "the Barcelona strategist was disappointed.
Koeman continued to emphasize the missed opportunity, and thinking between the lines was "What would happen if it happened" "We were good in the first half, we created one clear chance. The situation is completely different when you have an advantage compared to when you are chasing a gap."
"They were waiting for counterattacks and you can't always be against their attacking quality. "
Barcelona after nine games on a modest 15 out of a possible 27 points and the next match will be played in the middle of the week when they are expected to visit the inconvenient Rayo Vallecano.
"We still have a lot of games ahead of us. We are playing again on Wednesday and we will try to keep the players physically ready as best they can." "Aguero and Ansu Fati have shown that they will be important players for the team.
We need to be more efficient. Such a clear opportunity must be a goal ", concluded the Dutchman. Apart from Rayo Vallecano, Barcelona will have a more than decent schedule with Alaves in the next period, visiting Kiev's Dinamo in the Champions League, followed by a trip to Vigo where Celta awaits them, and then the city derby at the Camp Nou against Espanyol.
There is plenty of room for improvement in the table. Barcelona fans are still dissatisfied and believe that Koeman is not doing a good job, but one should also take into account the playing staff that the Dutchman has, and it is quite clear that Barcelona does not have a team that they should have. It is obvious that the corona crisis will affect them the most