Mon. May 16th, 2022

Ronald Koeman refused to answer questions in his Barcelona press conference.

By SAM SMITH

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman sensationally avoided questions and instead read a pre-prepared statement in a bizarre press conference. The Dutchman has been placed under increased pressure to turn around the LaLiga giants’ fortunes.

Koeman has endured a difficult period at Barca and sections of the club’s fanbase have demanded that he be dismissed.  

The Catalan club have experienced a particularly difficult week. A comfortable 3-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich was a poor start to their European campaign. 

It has been widely reported that Koeman is on borrowed time at the Camp Nou. There have been several suggestions that president Laporta has already drawn up a list of potential candidates. 

Barca then needed a late Ronald Araujo goal to clinch a draw against winless Granada.  

But Koeman has sensationally defended his position as head coach in his latest press conference. 

Journalists were introduced to the briefing and were told that the 58-year-old would read a statement. But Koeman departed before further questions could be asked. 

The statement read: “The club is, with me as coach, in a situation of rebuilding. The financial situation of the club is connected with the sporting activities, and vice-versa.

“This means that we, as a team, have to rebuild the football team without having to make any big financial investments.  

“This means that the young talents of today could end up being the next world stars in just a few years.  

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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