The leadership of Barcelona had an emergency meeting after the 0-3 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the opening match of the Champions League. The meeting was attended by president Joan Laporta, vice president Rafa Yuste and director of football Mateu Alemany.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the board members of the team decided to give coach Koeman more opportunities. They acknowledge the fact that the season is still in its early stages and it is too early to make any decisions.
The Barcelona board remains patient with Koeman
Moreover, the leadership of the Nou Camp team also thinks that it is too hasty to fire coach Koeman when he does not have the entire squad at will. The club leaders agreed to wait until the important players return and the team has clear signs of improvement, then decide whether to continue to cooperate with coach Koeman or not.
The meeting also discussed the team’s poor performance in an important match and the style of play that Barcelona was playing was completely overwhelmed by the opponent. The members attending the meeting mentioned that the club is going through an injury crisis and the departure of key players in the last transfer window. Ansu Fati, Sergio Aguero and Martin Braithwaite are all injured and not available for the match against Bayern Munich on the morning of September 15.
These are also the highlights that head coach Koeman himself repeated many times in the post-match press conference. The Dutch strategist affirmed that it is impossible for the team to achieve success in the current difficult time.
Barcelona cannot recover overnight
Barcelona’s injured players are expected to recover in time before the first El Clasico match of the season on October 24. It would be an appropriate time to assess progress and make decisions regarding Koeman’s future.