It seems that many Spanish newspapers are confident of their condition: Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman (58) lives on downtime. TV 2 (31) commentator Mina Fenstad-Berg believes the crisis runs deeper than the Dutch coach.
This is the result of years of poor planning, poor transfer windows, salary policy and coach changes. Somen is a club in crisis, she tells VG.
Barcelona’s start to the Champions League this year has been a nightmare. It’s been 21 years since the top club last opened the group game with two losses – the latest being an embarrassing 0-3 defeat to Benfica on Wednesday night.
A number of Spanish newspapers devoted front pages and columns to the big loss and coach Ronald Koeman the next day.
– You better go, writes the commentator Marker Ramiro Aldonati talks about Coman’s future.
Koeman has tactical flaws and is unable to change matches from the bench. In a normal world, the Dutchman was expelled within a few hours, but Barcelona stopped living in a normal world long ago, the commentator wrote.
“They are stuck in ropes,” Mundo Deportivo says.
“This is a nightmare,” says the sport.
“Koman blows himself up in Lisbon,” sounds dramatic Country, who also believes Koeman’s days at the Camp Nou are numbered.
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“Catalan Hell” is the ruling of a Portuguese newspaper.
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Finstad Berg, like many Spanish media outlets, believes Koeman is living on downtime. In addition to a futile start in the Champions League, Barcelona also achieved mixed results in the domestic league. Koeman was hired last summer to be the club’s third manager in three years, but he is fortunate to impress him.
Now the pressure on the Dutch coach is greater than ever.
– They lack a plan and an identity. I don’t see what Koeman is trying to do. Against Granada, they had 45 jobs, but not a single good player on the field, says Fenstad-Berg.
The question is not only whether he should go, but who they can enter and whether they can afford Koeman’s expulsion. They paid a lot to pay off his contract with the Dutch Football Association, and they don’t have the money to pay it, she continues.
Koeman said that even after the match Feel the support of the playersBut I don’t know if the club is behind him.
Fenstad Berg notes that the coach is far from Barcelona’s only problem. The radio channel was published on Wednesday acclimatization Figures about the salary ceiling for La Liga clubs. It illustrates the fall of Barcelona.
Last year, the club had €382.7 million available to players. Now there are only 97.9 million in the same account. This makes a difference of 285 million kroner, and tells us a lot about why Barcelona felt the need to let club legend Lionel Messi go.
This crisis is very deep. There are many things, not just sports things. With the salary cap announced, you can see how deep the economic crisis is and how much they are counting on getting rid of players this summer. Fenstad-Berg says he has very little room to maneuver, and they will have that for a long time.
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In comparison, Real Madrid’s salary cap is 7.5 times higher. A total of six clubs have more salaries than Barcelona. Financial problems cannot be resolved in a jiffy, and Fenstad Berg believes Barcelona fans should prepare themselves to face the problems over a longer period of time.
They must prepare for a new daily life. Messi camouflaged a lot, and although they still have many good players, you have to prepare for the middle of the season where you forget about the trophies. She believes that the shape of the future depends entirely on the steps they take now.
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