Sport Soccer-Barca's Koeman has no issue with players' commitment

07:55  24 september  2021
07:55  24 september  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Koeman had to deal with the loss of star player Lionel Messi this summer, while Antoine Griezmann also left as Barca fought to reduce their wage bill to be able to comply with LaLiga' s spending limits. Despite that, Barca remain unbeaten in four league games this season, although the performances in games Koeman has also criticised the president for suggesting he does not have complete control over playing issues . Sources, meanwhile, say the board have grown increasingly frustrated by the continued comments made by the coach in the Dutch media. ESPN reported on Tuesday that Barca

(Reuters) - Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman had no complaints about the attitude and commitment of his team after Thursday's 0-0 draw with Cadiz and instead lamented the raft of injuries that robbed him of several first-choice players.

a person in a blue shirt holding the racket: FILE PHOTO: Champions League - FC Barcelona Training © Reuters/ALBERT GEA FILE PHOTO: Champions League - FC Barcelona Training

The goalless draw left Barca seventh in LaLiga on nine points from five games, already seven points behind leaders Real Madrid, and heaped more pressure on Koeman, who was dismissed in the dying seconds of the game for dissent..

Barcelona President Joan Laporta had backed Koeman as manager before the match but also said he had to start producing better football and that the board would not shirk tough decisions if they needed to be made.

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Barça ’ s stars appreciate this, and especially Koeman ’s straight talking and knack of getting to the point. Not looking to become close friends with his charges, the Dutchman likes to explains his messages “without intermediaries” or giving “rise to misinterpretations”. His international players returning to training today, Koeman must now motivate them ahead of a tough few weeks of fixtures that could define Barça ’ s season prior to the next FIFA and UEFA dates in November.

While disappointed that Barca had failed to pick up all three points for a second successive match, Koeman said it was more important to look at how the team had played overall.

"It's not always down to a result. We have to analyse what the team did, the attitude of the team, the commitment of the team and I can't complain about any of that from this game," the Dutchman told reporters.

"I'm not happy, of course, because we had four or five clear chances and we didn't score any goals," he said, adding that the sending off of Frenkie de Jong made it even more difficult.

"What I take away is the attitude, not my own personal situation. Because if we win it looks like we carry on, and if not we look for another coach – and that's a question for you."

Koeman said the absence of a number of first team players had contributed to their lacklustre display. Barca, who were held to a 1-1 draw at home against lowly Granada on Monday, were missing Jordi Alba, Sergio Aguero and Pedri among others.

"I have said several times you always have to try and win every game," Koeman added.

"But you have to be realistic, look at the squad we have and the players missing ... we've got seven starters out."

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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