Barcelona interim president backs embattled supervisor Koeman
The Dutchman nonetheless enjoys the complete religion of the person presently sitting in short-term cost within the boardroom at Camp Nou regardless of blended latest outcomes
Barcelona interim president Carles Tusquets has supplied his full backing to Ronald Koeman forward of the second half of the season.
Barca slipped eight factors behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid having performed a recreation extra after being held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia at Camp Nou on Saturday.
Mouctar Diakhaby opened the scoring for the guests when he headed house unmarked within the field on the half-hour mark, earlier than Lionel Messi levelled with a header of his personal simply earlier than the interval – equalling Brazil legend Pele’s file of 643 objectives for one membership within the course of.
Ronald Araujo’s spectacular volley accomplished a swift turnaround for Barca within the 52nd minute, however they have been in the end unable to carry onto their benefit. Maxi Gomez restored parity when he stabbed house Jose Gaya’s highly effective cross, and neither aspect might discover a winner within the closing 20 minutes of the sport.
Barca at the moment are in actual hazard of drifting out of rivalry within the Liga title race, with a vital journey to Actual Valladolid up subsequent on Tuesday.
It has already been advised that Koeman is on borrowed time in his position within the Camp Nou dugout, however Tusquets continues to be sure he’s the best man to take the membership forwards.
Requested if the Dutch supervisor’s job might quickly come underneath risk, Barca’s caretaker president informed Deportes Cuatro: “I’m not accountable for anybody. Koeman is doing properly, with nice judgment and has my full help.”
Tusquets added on Koeman’s present mind-set amid his aspect’s blended home type: “I’ve gone to eat with him a number of occasions and I see him optimistic.”
The previous Netherlands head coach mentioned a scarcity of self-belief value Barca of their newest La Liga outing, whereas insisting there isn’t a “angle drawback” inside the dressing room.
“It was a troublesome recreation. We fought again however should be extra targeted,” Koeman informed Movistar post-match. “We made extra of an effort within the second half to win the sport however did not create as many possibilities as we needed.
“I do not suppose it was to do with an angle drawback. There was an irregularity to the entire recreation. We misplaced balls and doubted ourselves.”
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