The president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, assured hours before Thursday’s game against Cádiz, that the future of coach Ronald Koeman is not conditioned on the result obtained by the culé team.
“Koeman’s future does not depend on tonight’s outcome. We are with the coach. He is the coach of the Barça first team and what we want is for things to go well for him ”, said the manager to the program ‘El Chiringuito’, in statements reproduced by various media in Spain.
“All the coaches, and not just Koeman, are highly conditioned by the results and in the case of Barça, by the game. Koeman is our coach and we are with him today. We see that the equipment is not working as we all expected. In this sense, we will act always thinking of Barcelona, ”added Laporta.
The president of the Barça team said that he was not aware that in the conference prior to the game against Cádiz, Koeman would read a statement in which he said that the team is in “reconstruction” and that it is difficult to aspire to win LaLiga or transcend in the Champions.
“We found out at the last minute that he wanted to make this statement and well, he has the obligation to attend the press conference and is free to respond or express himself as he sees fit.”
However, the boss culé sentenced that he does not want a surrendered team and that he considers the competitions in which he participates this season lost.
“What I don’t like is when you act with conformity and with a certain defeatism, we cannot allow that from Barcelona. We have the team we have, but we can aspire to win LaLiga and the players tell me so, you have to be optimistic, you have to work, you have to fight every day, because I believe that success is achieved with daily work. Less talking and more doing and more working ”, Laporta pointed out.