Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman confirmed that the Catalan club is counting on him after losing 0-2 to Atletico Madrid in the eighth leg of the Spanish football league yesterday, Saturday.
Commenting on his team’s second loss in three days, after his humiliating 0-3 fall to Benfica in the second round of the Champions League, Koeman said he had asked his club to “clarify” its position.
He added: “Last night (Friday) we talked on the phone and this morning (Saturday) about things related to the club, about me. I asked the club for clarification (about his future with the team) and they assured me they were counting on me.”
The Dutch coach continued: “It is very important for the coach, but also for the players, to know that the coach continues. This pressure is normal and exists for every coach in the world, especially in Barcelona.”
“But the president has made his decision, he spoke very well this afternoon (yesterday), so everything is fine,” he concluded.
While the Catalan media confirmed that the top of the eighth leg of the Spanish league between Barcelona and host Atletico Madrid would be Koeman’s last match with “Barca”, President Joan Laporta backed the Dutch coach as he dismissed the idea of a Koeman and calling on him to give him a “margin of confidence”.
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