Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has questioned whether or not sacking underneath fireplace head coach Ronald Koeman will really ‘solve anything’ at a troubled Camp Nou after one other abject defeat.
Having already been soundly crushed by Bayern Munich on Champions League matchday one earlier this month, Barça fell to a second successive 3-0 loss once they confronted Benfica on Wednesday.
It is the membership’s worst ever begin to the Champions League marketing campaign and provides them a mountain to climb if they’re to keep away from a primary group stage elimination for the reason that 2000/01 season.
With a disappointing begin additionally in La Liga, the stress has piled onto Koeman.
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But the membership’s issues prolong far past the Dutchman’s teaching of the group. The ongoing monetary strife has left the squad devoid of ample high quality, whereas choices have been additional depleted due to accidents to numerous gamers.
Ardent critics need Koeman gone, but De Jong doesn’t see what distinction it will make – any substitute would merely inherit the identical dire state of affairs.
“I can’t talk about Koeman, it’s not for me to say. I don’t think changing the coach can solve anything,” the 24-year-old midfielder instructed reporters after the defeat to Benfica.
“We are trying everything, working hard in training, we are trying our best on the field.”
Sergio Busquets echoed these feedback when he mentioned that sacking Koeman is the ‘easy’ means out.
Koeman himself, in the meantime, has insisted that the gamers nonetheless help him. Given what De Jong and Busquets have mentioned in regards to the state of affairs, that might be look like true.
“I can only comment on my work with the team. I feel supported by my players and their attitude. I don’t know about the rest. I don’t know about the club,” he defined.
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