The former coach of the FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman, has criticized President Joan Laporta sharply and talked about the reasons for being.
The tablecloth with Laporta was torn, Koeman said to the Dutch _algemeue Dagblad: _ “You will not see me in Camp Nou for a while, I can not do that yet. With this president, I can not do that as if nothing happened. ” Koeman was still committed under Ex-President Josep Bartomeu before he was released from his successor Laporta.
The former Barca coach, who released in the past October after 67 competitive games and later replaced by Xavi, built: “They did not give me the time they have given the new coach Xavi. It is still painful for me Have worked with many injured players. Now Pedri is fit again, and also Ousmane Dembele. “
Koeman Next: “It lacked the necessary support from above. The most important thing was not for me the money. As a coach in Barcelona, I wanted to be really successful in Barcelona, doing everything I can, but I realized that Laporta wanted to get rid of me because I was not appointed by him. “
The departure of Lionel Messi, whose contract could not be extended due to the financial imbalance of the Catalans, have also played a role. “At the push of the club leadership, I agreed to finish some players to fix the finances,” Koeman said.
Koeman: “Why did Messi have to go?”
In winter, however, Barca hit the transfer market. With Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (FC Arsenal) were required three new attackers.
“If you see that you can get someone for 55 million euros, just after you let Lionel Messi go. Then you wonder if there was nothing else in the game. Why had to go Messi?” Koeman asked, without further to respond.
Nevertheless, Koeman is pleased “for the club, because it is better now, and for the players”. It is especially nice for him to see Frenkie de Jong, as he plays good, classic football, “he has so much quality”.
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