Koeman does not regret having coached Barcelona

BERLIN: Dutch coach Ronald Koeman said on Sunday he had no regrets over his decision to take over the Catalan squad. Coach Quique Setien was sacked last year. Koeman did not get along well with Barcelona, ​​like the club financial difficulties made his task even more complicated. Barcelona president Joan Laporta was reported to be unsure of keeping Koeman when he took over the presidency of the club at the beginning of questyear, while the team was strongly affected by the departure of its Argentine captain, Lionel Messi last month, while the Frenchman Antoine Griezmann also left before the end of the last summer transfer period. got off to a great start with Barcelona in the Spanish league in this season. However, he clung to the 58 player. The 58-year-old Koeman told the Dutch television network (NOS), before Barcelona lost to Bayern Munich at the start of this season’s Champions League matches on Tuesday, that some statements were made. former president “is not wise”, indicating that he is “the future of Barcelona”, and confirming that there are no problems between him and Laporta. And before Barcelona’s meeting with their host Granada tomorrow, Monday, in championship, Koeman reiterated that despite the difficulties he faces, he does not regret having taken the position, stressing that he has no worries for his future: “I do not regret having signed with Barcelona,” said Koeman in a press conference. The situation is complicated for me, the club and the fans. “Koeman added:” We lack things. We all want the best for the club. I knew it and wanted to come. But I didn’t expect this situation with the economic problems, but I’m struggling and I want to be here and I want to win. “He continued:” I don’t know anything (about my future). I only think about the game and the team. The rest is not in my hands. “Koeman explained:” I am calm and confident to win games. We have to recover to have more players available, but I know we have to win, only the results are important. “The Dutch coach underlined:” I am not afraid for my future. And the club making the decision. “When asked if he felt there was a campaign against him, Koeman said,” I don’t feel it, but everyone has the right to have an opinion and be with or against me. ” Barcelona are ninth with seven points and still have a match postponed, but have not suffered any losses in theirs prime three Spanish league games so far in this season.The story is next to Barcelona before his meeting with Granada, where he won 24 games out of a total of 25 matches against the Andalusian team at Camp Nou, stronghold of the Catalan team, in championship, and the only defeat of Barcelona against Granada in championship in this stadium is due to the last meeting of the two teams, which took place last April (dpa / Stats Perform)

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