Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman confirmed that the Catalan club is counting on him, after losing to Atletico Madrid 0-2 yesterday, Saturday, in the eighth stage of the Spanish Football League.
Koeman said during his comment on his team’s second loss in three days, after its humiliating fall against Benfica 0-3 in the second round of the Champions League, said he had asked his club to “clarify” his position.
He added: “Last night (Friday) we spoke on the phone and this morning (Saturday), about things related to the club, about me. I asked the club for clarification (about his future with the team) and they assured me that they counted on me.”
The Dutch coach continued, “It is very important for the coach, as well as for the players, to know that the coach continues. This pressure is normal and it exists for any coach in the world, especially in Barcelona.”
“But the president made his decision, he spoke very well this afternoon (yesterday), so everything is fine,” he concluded.
While the Catalan media confirmed that the summit of the eighth stage of the Spanish League between Barcelona and its host Atletico Madrid, it would be Koeman’s last match with “Barca”, President Joan Laporta supported the Dutch coach, as he ruled out the idea of sacking Koeman, calling on him to give him a “margin of confidence.” “.
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