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FC Barcelona: the locker room disconcerted by Koeman

As the pressure mounts for Ronald Koeman, the latter lost points in his own dressing room following his misreading of the lost game against Bayern Munich.

FC Barcelona’s stinging defeat against Bayern Munich in the first day of the Champions League group stage continues to wreak havoc in Catalonia. Between the impromptu meeting held by President Joan Laporta and the leaders and the ultimatum posed to Ronald Koeman, who would have 3 matches to raise the bar, the tension is at its height.

Added to this is the changing room’s mistrust of his coach following his tactical immobility during the match against the Munich club. Indeed, the newspaper Sport ensures that the Dutch coach surprised his players negatively by not offering any tactical solution during the first half as the Bavarians took the lead in all areas of the game.

Koeman hasn’t changed anything

The line of three defenders did not know how to do what it was asked of it (wing changes to get the ball out as quickly as possible from the opposing pressing), Busquets was too alone to stem the opposing waves and in particular the wingers who entered the axis, and Depay, despite his good start to the season, could not play the role of Messi to launch the attacks.

Koeman did not know how to respond to the reality of the meeting, and let his players sink. At least he defended the club at the end of the meeting, with a form of fatalism for the present moment but with optimism for the future. A future that it represents less and less as it seems threatened in the short term. TV3 also ensures that part of the management would already like to see the Dutchman be dismissed …

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