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“I have told the players that I am annoyed” - Ronald Koeman

Mon 07 December 2020 | 14:48

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is clearly not happy and was speaking two days after his team's 2-1 defeat at newly-promoted Cadiz.

Barca

have won only two of their last eight La Liga clashes and lost four of them.

Barcelona

news has been overshadowed by criticism over the team’s performances and

Koeman

confirms that the main area where they must work on is defense.

The team is short for cover in defense after a long-term injury for central defender Gerard Pique.

The coach 

has now admitted he has told his players just how unhappy he is.

Koeman

spoke in his pre-match press conference before this week’s Champions League match with Juventus: “

There is a difference between the defeat on Saturday and the one against Atletico. We have to analyse how they score against us, how they create danger, the effectiveness in attack.

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I have told the players that I am annoyed, this is what happens when my teams lose. While at Barcelona you cannot accept these goals that we have conceded in several games.

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Lionel Messi is an easy target (for the media), but he is not responsible for the defensive organisation.

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The responsibility is always in the hands of the players. I do the rotations for the wellbeing and freshness of the team and the maximum responsibility lies with the coach.

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What is discussed in the dressing room stays inside the dressing room, but the players know that we have to improve things. It is more a matter of analysing and communicating. We are the team that has created five or six clear chances in each game and you have to find a balance in being more effective. We have lost too many points for things that we cannot be doing.


source: SportMob