Thu 09 December 2021 | 18:22

I asked why I wasn’t playing and he lied to me – Firpo

Former Barcelona defender criticizes Ronald Koeman for his ‘disrespectful’ behavior.




Junior Firpo

had no part in Ronald Koeman’s plans for Barca and was sold to the Premier League side

Leeds United

during the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old has now shed light on his relationship with Koeman, criticizing the Dutchman for his ‘disrespectful’ behavior.

“I came to lose my enthusiasm for football and I realized the importance of family,”

Firpo told Cadena SER in comments carried by



“There were things with Koeman that I didn’t understand, and at certain times he disrespected me and my teammates.

“I asked him why I wasn’t playing and he lied to me. At this point I kept asking him, but he told me things that didn’t make sense, like that I trained badly and contaminated the group.

“Ask whoever you want and see what the other staff members say about me. I don’t know why he thought I contaminated the group, I suppose he was referring to my attitude. I don’t know how a young boy who has just arrived is going to contaminate a group that has won everything and been there all their lives.”

source: SportMob

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