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In the Champions League you cannot expect miracles - Ronald Koeman

Wed 22 September 2021 | 13:09

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman did not answer any questions at the pre-match press conference ahead of Thursday's league meeting with Cadiz and only read a pre-prepared statement.

Barcelona drew 1-1 at the last match at the Camp Nou against Granada, a result that greatly increased the pressure on the Dutch coach and players. Barcelona also lost 3-0 in their first group stage match against Bayern Munich to make the rumors of Koeman's dismissal seem very serious.

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Good morning everyone, the club is with me in a situation of rebuilding,

" Koeman said at Barcelona's news conference on Wednesday. 

"The financial situation of the club is linked to the sporting activities and vice versa, this means that we have to rebuild the team without being able to make any big financial investments.

"This needs time, the young talent today can end up being the next big stars in just the next few years. The good thing is that young people will be able to have opportunities like Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta had in their day, but we must ask for patience.

"What's more, to remain in a high ranking in LaLiga it would be a success, this is a great footballing school for this talent.

"In the Champions League you cannot expect miracles. The defeat against Bayern Munich must be taken from this perspective. 

"The process that we're in right now, the staff deserves unconditional support in words and in actions. I know the press recognise this process, it's not the first time in Barcelona's history that this has happened.

"We count on your support in these difficult times, we as a squad and players are very happy with the support we had from the fans like we had against Granada."

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