Opinion: Barcelona need to show Koeman the door if they want to get to the next level

This past weekend was another opportunity for Barcelona to put real pressure on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, and it was another one missed.

We shouldn’t really be surprised this season as, whenever there’s been a big game, Ronald Koeman has failed to deliver for his team.

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Save for the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Club, Barca haven’t come close to looking likely to win any of the other big games; Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid (twice) and Atletico Madrid (twice).

That’s as much to do with Koeman’s tactics, team-shape and substitutions (or lack thereof).

The team have done well to still be in the title conversation with three games of the season left, considering they were double digits behind Atletico after just 10 games of the 2020/21 campaign.

Though it’s entirely fair to suggest that it’s as much to do with Lionel Messi’s continued good form as anything else. Certainly, Barca are there despite Koeman and not because of him.

If the club want to be genuine challengers for the big prizes again next season, then they need to start planning accordingly, and that includes showing Koeman the door.

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  1. Orekoya Samson says:

    I think the coach is trying only for him to get some good defender and striker
    Then he should give the like of Riqui Puig and Pijanic chance to play.

  2. Ls says:

    Koeman is never the right coach for barca. Laporta must be very concious in his decision in transfer of players and head coach. Laporta shldnt decide which players he want to bring. He shld instead get in the right head coach and lwt the head coach to advise which players are needed. Be a man and just do it once and for all….get rid of koeman and bring in xavi….undo all bartogate’s decisions and do what is right.

  3. Bright says:

    Sack Koeman now before he drags us deep into the mire of total failure.

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