Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, explained, while clearly showing signs of dissatisfaction with the journalists’ questions, that Barca “today is not the same as it was eight years ago” after the draw at home (Camp Nou) against Granada with a goal for the same in the match that brought them together at the end. The fifth round of the Spanish Football League.
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Koeman said in the press conference after the match: “What do you have to do by looking at the squad list?, He played tiki-taka while there is no space in the middle, and we do not have players to play one against one or quickly?!, I will not say anything else about this because Looks like I have to give answers to everything.”
Journalists had asked Koeman a while ago about the reasons for changing the playing system during the second half, which made defenders Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo positioned in the front, along with Dutch striker Luke de Jong.
In this regard, Koeman said: “We are lacking players, we are talking about strikers who have a very good individual behavior. If the game requires a change in this sense, it must be done.”
“We changed our approach because the spaces were in the sides, not in the middle,” he added.
Koeman also complained that the Granada players deliberately wasted time, saying: “Since the second minute they waste time and in the second half only four minutes were added. This must change in Spain.”
Despite the importance of not losing at home, the series of Barca’s reeling is still an ongoing show, a few days after the humiliating fall against Bayern Munich on the same stadium with three clean goals in the Champions League.
The two teams shared the match point, bringing Barcelona to 8 points, occupying the seventh place, with a postponed match against Seville, while Granada’s balance became 3 points, collected from 3 draws and two losses. The team has not achieved any victory so far, to remain in 17th place.
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