Barca’s Koeman furious with De Jong sent off after Cadiz draw

Fri 24 September 2021 | 7:11

Frenkie De Jong was sent off in the 65th-minute in Barca’s La Liga clash at Cadiz on Thursday.

Both teams were quiet in the first half before Cadiz burst into life in the second following Frenkie de Jong's red card. Unable to take advantage of their one-man more man, 

Barca held out Cadiz for a goalless draw



De Jong controversially received a second yellow card in the 65th minute for following through on Alfonso Espino after initially winning the ball while Koeman was also ejected for his protestations towards referee Carlos del Cerro Grande in the stoppage time.

"It was not because of nervousness, it was because I told the fourth official that there was a second ball on the field and the referee had to stop the game. Everyone except the referee saw it," Koeman told



"They expel you for nothing, in this country they expel you for nothing. I have asked the referee as normal. Attitude? We leave it because it is not my problem."


On the pressure that builds on him as the Barca coach, the Dutchman added: “I do not talk about my personal situation.

"It seems that if I win I continue and if I lose the club has to find another coach. It is for you [to talk about].

"The president [Joan Laporta] was at the hotel, and we greeted each other shortly before leaving. Surely there will be more days to talk about this issue if the club wants to talk."


source: Movistar

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