10/02/2021 at 8:15 AM CEST
The FC Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, is on the tightrope and this time it does seem that his march has no turning back. The league match against Atlético de Madrid, which he will direct from the stands due to suspension, It could be his last service within the club: the painful defeat against Benfica seems to confirm what was a shouting secret and in the national team break, his departure could be made official.
The Dutchman, who arrived at a critical moment at the club’s sporting and institutional level, the season has started with a lot of grays in the game and the results have not been particularly favorable. Barcelona have only won one match in the last five and a defeat in the Wanda Metropolitano would leave the team touched in many aspects.
The former Everton or Valencia coach won the Copa del Rey last season and was in the fight for LaLiga until the final stretch. The team showed good stretches of play and was decisive in both areas, something that this season has not. The departure of Leo Messi, the economic crisis and the lack of an attractive game model leave a particularly complicated context at the Camp Nou.
A dramatic situation
The presence and exponential consolidation of young people in the squad of the first team, together with the return of the great hope of the club, Ansu Fati, is the only good news with regard to FC Barcelona. Players like Pedri, Gavi, Araujo, Mingueza or Nico González they are presented as the great remedies against the crisis that the club is going through at many levels.
The two defeats in the Champions League leave the team in a dramatic situation: cWith zero points out of six possible, only 8% of the teams that lost in the first two matchdays reached the round of 16. Failing that, Barcelona would be left out of the final stages for the first time in practically the last two decades.