FC Barcelona’s visit to Cadiz turned into a raucous evening for Ronald Koeman. Strong stand Frenkie de Jong was allowed to take a shower early after two yellow cardboard sheets, after which the home team got the best chances with an amazing result.
Cadiz made a final attempt in the last seconds, which Busquets stopped. The captain kicked a second ball – which was on the field – towards the player in possession of the ball. Result: a yellow card and Coman’s anger on the sidelines.
The Barcelona coach received the red color for his insults at the referee’s address. After the match, Koeman mocked this decision: “In this country they send you away for nothing. Everyone saw that there were two balls on the field, only the referee does not. That is enough.”
So the Dutchman will not be sitting on the bench against Levante. According to the Spanish press, Koeman can now pack his bags in Barcelona, although he remains positive. “Overall, the team played well. We had a lot of possession, but it was difficult to create chances.”
“It was the best chance for us, even with one man less. I can’t complain about the attitude of the players. You have to be creative to beat such an opponent, but it often goes wrong on the last pass,” said the player setting the record straight.
So far, Koeman wants to silence critics: “You also have to be realistic. Look at the choices we had and the players who weren’t. We lost seven key players.”
Although he feels that his seat is no longer safe. “I’m not going to talk about my personal situation. The president just stopped at the hotel to say hello. If he wants to talk, we’ll probably have time for that in the coming days.”
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