Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, confirmed, hours before Thursday’s match against Cadiz, that the future of coach Ronald Koeman is not conditioned by the result obtained by the team.
“The future of Koeman does not depend on tonight’s result. We are with the coach. He is the coach of the Barcelona first team and what we want is for things to go well for him,” said the director of the “El Chiringuito” program, in comments reported by various media in Spain.
“All coaches, not just Koeman, are very conditioned by the results and in the case of Barcelona, by the match. Koeman is our coach and we are with him today. We see that the equipment is not working as we all expected. In this sense, we will always act and think of Barcelona,” added Laporta.
The Barcelona boss said he did not know that in the conference prior to the match against Cadiz, Koeman read a statement saying that the team was in a state of “reconstruction” and that it was difficult to look forward to winning La Liga. Or bypass the heroes.
“We discovered at the last minute that he wanted to make this statement, and he is obligated to attend the press conference and is free to respond or pretend as he sees it.”
However, the coach declared that he does not want a surrendering team and that he considers the competitions in which he participates this season to be lost.
“What I don’t like is when you act in line with some defeatism, we can’t allow that from Barcelona. We have the team that we have, but we can aspire to win the La Liga and the players tell me that, you have to be optimistic, you have to work, you have to fight every day.” , because I believe that success is achieved through daily work.Laporta indicated less talk, more work and more work.