Sports Koeman: Getafe's Nyom said 'very ugly things' to me during match
Barcelona loses 1-0 at Getafe for 1st defeat under Koeman
MADRID — Ronald Koeman still has work to do. Barcelona lost 1-0 at Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday for its first defeat since Koeman took over with the mission of rebuilding his former team, which ended last season without a title. Barcelona had started this season with two good wins over Villarreal and Celta Vigo. But its limitations in attack were seen in a 1-1 draw with Sevilla in the last round, and Getafe made Barcelona look clueless once the visitors fell behind. Getafe lived up to its reputation as one of the top defensive sides in Spain and limited the visitors to two scoring opportunities.
manager Ronald Koeman accused defender of directing "very ugly" remarks toward him during Saturday's match between the two sides in Madrid.
Following Barca's surprising 1-0 defeat, the Dutch coach was seen speaking with Getafe counterpart Jose Bordalas and explained afterward that he was making the Spaniard aware of his player's alleged insults.
"I told Bordalas that Nyom had told me very ugly things, he has shown me a lack of respect and that he should talk to him," Koeman told, as translated by . "Nyom insulted me, he showed a lot of disrespect. I will not accept that. We can't let that happen in the modern game. I will not repeat it, no, but it was very ugly."
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Bordalas defended the veteran right-back, however.
"Nyom lives games at a very high level, but he is a very respectful person," the Getafe bench boss said. "I doubt that he would have disrespected him. I don't tolerate that from my players. I don't like feeding controversy, but it seems that when we always win, the only talking point is on the non-sporting aspect and it's never on Getafe's merit."
Saturday's chippy encounter left Getafe sitting level with Real Madrid on 10 points, while Barcelona remained on seven after suffering their first defeat of the new campaign.
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