So it happened to Tuesday night, the FC Barcelona separated after the 0: 1 defeat at Rayo Vallecano of coach Ronald Koeman. Although the coach had won with his team against Valencia (3: 1) as well as in the Champions League against Kiev (1: 0), both games were not really convincing. After the bankruptcy in Clasico against Real (1: 2) and just that defeat at Rayo was now over for Koeman.
Maybe we would have to disconnect from Koeman and I take responsibility for that, said President Joan Laporta. We have defeated Valencia and Kiev, but the situation was not wearable. We wanted to strengthen him to motivate him and the team.
In interim sergi is ready. How long, that is still open. Relatively clear is who the Catalans want to commit then: Association of Xavi. Talks have probably already given it according to Spanish media (Laporta: I often talk to him. I know how he thinks about the team and what he thinks, what would have to be done ). But fix is not yet anything and so Sergi is ready. Thanks for trust, said the interim coach on his entitality press conference on Friday in the direction of Laporta. At the same time, I send a hug to Ronald Koeman. There is not much time now when you play Tuesday and Saturday.
He lives it: Barcelona Interimstrainer Sergi Barjuan wants to return the fun. Imago Images / Agencia EFE
Because tomorrow evening (21 clock, live! At Tuesday night) Barcelona is demanded in game one to Koeman against Deportivo Alaves. I ll try to apply methods that I think they are effective. As we play, will not change big, the players are the same, Sergi said.
A clear order
Much more important than any tactic seemed to be something else to the new man. The first thing is to bring back happy faces, said the 49-year-old. If we get the players back and live the idea of offensive football again, it will of course help us. I am a winner and I like winner types. We all have to turn around the situation.
In the league, Barcelona is currently only on the ninth place and already has nine counter backward on surprise leafers Real Sociedad.