Under-fire Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has questioned how he will be anticipated to play because the aspect that dominated soccer within the early 2010s with the squad at his disposal.
Koeman has been criticized by President Joan Laporta for his unwillingness to adapt to the staff’s most popular kind of tiki-taka, the brief passing system established by Pep Guardiola and distributed to perfection when the staff received the Champions League in 2009 and 2011.
It is much from the 54 crosses Barcelona struck in Sunday’s 1-1 draw in opposition to Granada, who noticed midfielder Gerard Pique play as an further striker together with Luuk de Jong. Ronald Araujo made a disastrous look. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
“We had to look for another way to draw or win with Pique and Araujo,” Koeman stated after the match (by way of purpose). – We did all the things to win the match.
“Our basic system is 4-3-3 and we played the first half like that. We always try to play with our style, but if the game asks for a change we have to do it. It also depends on the players we lack. We decided to play more on the outside and cross the ball with players who can come up high.
“If you see the squad, what do you wish me to do? Play tiki-taka the place there isn’t a room? It is vital to play with our fashion from the start, however there have been no gaps and no one-on-one gamers or to assault at a quick tempo. I don’t intend to say extra, as a result of it appears that evidently I actually have to present arguments for all the things. “
Well, he said more, and his last statement was condemning for Barcelona’s fall from grace.
“We know this will likely not be Barcelona’s soccer, however this isn’t Barcelona eight years in the past,” he concluded.
Camp Nou officials are seriously considering parting ways with Koeman, with 90 minutes confirming that one of their dream replacements would be Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers.
Other targets, comparable to Xavi, Joachim Low, Andrea Pirlo, Antonio Conte, Roberto Martinez and Phillip Cocu, are additionally being thought-about, and Barcelona are eager to have a long-term supervisor in line earlier than breaking ties with Koeman.