HIS LIGHTS And SHADOWS
ANALYSIS: The first year of Koeman in the Barcelona
Published:26/05/2021 - 01:37h
Updated:26/05/2021 - 01:37h
After having gathered this Tuesday with Laporta, Koeman still keeps like trainer of the Barcelona team. However, to uncertainty on his future does not cease
Ronald Koeman still is the trainer of the Barcelona after the meeting of this Tuesday with Laporta. The technician has lived a chapter more than his unstable year in the Barcelona bench, in which it has experienced of everything.
It has fulfilled his dream to train to the blaugranas, with which attained to conquer his first Glass of Europe in London 1992, but has not been able to, up to now, live this experience with public in the Camp Nou by the coronavirus. And there is not doubt that would hurt him go without being able to enjoy of these moments with the fans in the feudo of the Barcelona.
The season 2020-21 will remain in the history of the FC Barcelona as of transition. After the hecatombe suffered by the team in the final exprés of Lisbon, Koeman, by win, felt of the responsibility and loyalty, did charge of a bench in which had more to lose that to win, as it has checked . This has been the chronology of the Dutch in the FC Barcelona.
19 August 2020: presentation
The act of his signature like trainer was in that date with the today ex president Josep María Bartomeu. Also they were present the attendant of the first team of football Javier Embroider, and the manager of the technical office Ramon Plans. Koeman, that had desvinculado of the selection of the Low Countries to be able to fichar by the culés, engaged with the club until 30 June 2021.
12 September 2020: First party
The first party of the Dutch to charge of the Barcelona was in that date, said commitment was a friendly of pre-season against the Gimnàstic of Tarragona, team of Second Division B. The duel contested in the stadium Johan Cruyff of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The Barcelona team win 3-1, with goals of Dembélé and Griezmann in the first time and another so much of Coutinho, in the second.
23 September 2020: The exit of Luis Suárez
After speaking with the Uruguayan attacker and ensure him that he was not part of his plans, Suárez arrived to an agreement with the Athletic of Madrid that announced this same day. It was traspasado by 6 million euros in variables. In February knew that the team 'colchonero' had credited 5 millions by the charrúa and that the variables corresponded to 2 millions for playing 20 or more parties, two more if the Athletic attained to arrive to the Champions and other two if the rojiblancos reached the quarter-finals of the Champions 2021-22. This would be a craso error, since at the end, the Athletic of Madrid conquered LaLiga Satander being Suárez the spearhead for this.
27 September 2020: official debut
The first official party of the era Koeman was in the Camp Nou against the Villarreal corresponding to the third day of the League. The Barça, by his participation in the final of the Champions 2019-20, rested in the two first dates of the local tournament. The party against the Villarreal remained decided in the first time: 4-0, with two goals of Ansu Fati in five minutes, another of Messi (of penalti) and Pau Torres (in own door).
17 January 2021: goodbye to the first title
The Barça of Koeman lost the Supercopa of Spain against the Athletic, contested in the stadium of The Cartuja (2-3). The team of the Camp Nou, that dominated 1-0 and 2-1, threw the title in the minute 90 (2-2) and in the aggregated (90+4) when giving him a goal to Villalibre and another to Williams. Koeman Ensured that "I do not think that this was a step backwards".
16 February 2021: European collapse
Of the 11 defeats accumulated by the FC Barcelona 2020-21, the suffered against the PSG in the Camp Nou (1-4) was, surely, the one who but painful has been of the era of Koeman. With her, the team of the Dutch technician said goodbye to the Champions in eighth of final and to fault of the party of turn in the Park of the Princes.
27 February 2021: change of system
The Barça played it to him in Seville and Koeman surprised changing the 4-3-3 to a 3-5-2, that no longer would modify. The change gave him good result and his pupilos imposed to the Andalusian team by 0-2, with goals of Dembélé and Messi. With this victory, the Barça obtained an opportunity to conquer LaLiga. The change of system was so that the team presionara but and did not allow to the rival have opportunities to attack when had the balloon.
17 April 2021: champion of Glass
In the stadium of The Cartuja, in Seville, Koeman attained the only title of the four by which litigated: the Glass of Rey. The Barça won to the Athletic 0-4 with targets of Griezmann, Of Jong and a doublet of Messi. The Barça, of this form, desquitó of the defeat of the Supercopa of Spain, contested four months backwards.
29 April 2021: goodbye to the League
Although the Barça had not lost the League, the defeat in the Camp Nou against the Granada 1-2 was a hard hit for the team, that desaprovechó the opportunity to assault the leadership. Koeman Was expelled in the minute 66 for saying him to the referee "go character" and suspended by two parties. The Barça, in spite of winning in Valencia (2-3), tripped against the Athletic (0-0) and complicated him even more the panorama
13 May 2021: meeting with Laporta
With the impossible League after the 3-3 with the Raise, Laporta and Ronald Koeman concertaron a meeting. It did not speak of his continuity, but yes of his state of spirit and of the players, as well as the sudden collapse of the team in the straight final of the League. "It has been a very calm meeting", said Laporta to the means.
21 May 2021: press conference with message
In the previous press conference to the last party of the season, Koeman ensured that "in the last part of the season, have not noticed the confidence of the club". And it added: "it is necessary to respect more to the trainer, to the players, his names have gone out in the press and do not deserve this deal", said referring to the names of possible gone out this veráno.
22 May 2021: last party
The last party of Koeman, closed with a victory by the minimum in front of Eibar. The Dutch, that had advanced the holidays of Messi and Pedri. In his balance when finalising said appointment, affirmed that "the staff, that took it done, except Dest, is not made with the level that would have to have the Barça. And a lot of people of the club understands it like this".