Amid mounting pressure, Koeman gives no room for questions during Barcelona news conference

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Barcelona’s Head Coach, Ronald Koeman after the delivery of his statement at his press conference today, left without entertaining questions.

Koeman’s action, from every indication, might be as a result of his already threatened contract as the club’s manager.

Barcelona’s last match with Granada was a bit of luck as they didn’t lose out of the three points as Ronald Araujo came to their rescue to end the match with a draw.

Since Messi’s departure from the club, they’ve not been same, even with the new signings. They mercilessly got thrashed by Bayer Munich at their home during the home champions league game.

With all of these going on, Koeman seems to be under some pressure, adding to the fact that president Joan Laporta is reportedly keen on replacing the Dutchman. Roberto Martinez has been touted as a potential replacement.

Koeman’s typed statement read: “Good morning everyone, the club is with me in a situation of rebuilding.”

“The financial situation of the club is linked to the sporting activities and vice versa, this means that we have to rebuild the team without being able to make any big financial investments.

“This needs time, the young talent today can end up being the next big stars in just the next few years. The good thing is that young people will be able to have opportunities like Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta had in their day, but we must ask for patience.

“What’s more, to remain in a high ranking in LaLiga it would be a success, this is a great footballing school for this talent.

“In the Champions League you cannot expect miracles. The defeat against Bayern Munich must be taken from this perspective”he concluded.

“The process that we’re in right now, the staff deserves unconditional support in words and in actions. I know the press recognise this process, it’s not the first time in Barcelona’s history that this has happened.

“We count on your support in these difficult times, we as a squad and players are very happy with the support we had from the fans like we had against Granada.”, the statement concluded.