Ronald Koeman, trainer of the FC Barcelona


POLL: Do you think that Barça succeeded in giving Koeman continuity?

Published:4/06/2021 - 22:41h

Updated:5/06/2021 - 01:02h

Ronald Koeman was ratified as coach of FC Barcelona and will have the opportunity to fulfill his contract with the Barça team, despite being much discussed

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After a lot of rumours, uncertainty and doubts to his around, Ronald Koeman will follow to the control of the bench of the FC Barcelona by a season more. The Dutch has been ratified by the Barcelona Managerial Board, chaired by Joan Laporta, and the confidence in his figure is absolute, in spite of all the criticisms that received in the last stretch of the season 2020-2021 by the free fall that lived the Barça in LaLiga Santander, when they withdrew of the fight and left in tray the title to the Athletic of Madrid very soon.

In spite of the ratification of his continuity in the Camp Nou, remains latent the doubt of if the Barça really chose it to direct to the team by his work or because, después of the two weeks of 'reflection', did not achieve an ideal replacement to assume the challenge to carry the reins of a team that has lived a sinfín of disappointments in the last years and that needs of a magic wand to go back to be competitive, especially in Europe. Of there it arises the interrogante of if it was hit or no the decision of the blaugrana to keep him in his charge.

THE POLL You think that the Barça hit in giving him continuity to Koeman?

Independently of the end of the past course, the blaugrana continue trusting his work and sportive project, that will see a lot of changes with the signings and exits that expect in this summer. Finally, Ronald Koeman will be able to have the players that asked in his arrival to the Camp Nou the past summer (Eric García, confirmed, Memphis Depay and Georgino Wijnaldum, to a step to sign them), in addition to the incorporations of Emerson Royal, to reinforce the right side and Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero, a notable option for the forward.

Koeman, this time more than ever, will have to put hands to the work to achieve the best version of the team. In his first season, the Barça had a lot of difficulties to the hour to defend and the fault of puntería, or goal in some parties, punished duramente to the team, especially in the most important parties. It will have to find finally the tactical key of the Barcelona group to do it less predictable and more reliable, and like this win titles that so much have resisted him to the Catalans in the last years.

The failures of Koeman in the 2020-21

Although the Dutch had a lot of tarpaulins with the exert of players like Frenkie of Jong, Pedri González or the debutantes Óscar Mingueza and Ronald Araújo, two players 'made in The Farm', made a mistake many times and left the feeling that it could do much more, from the bench, in a lot of parties. It fits to remember that the Barça never achieved to win him to his two direct rivals in LaLiga: the Real Madrid (two defeats) and Athletic (a defeat and tie), in addition to remaining deleted in the Champions League in the eighth of final. In all the opportunities, his figure was the most distinguished.

It argued , at all times, his tactical bet and the constant changes that did not finish working. In a period, sand thought that the 3-5-2, with the sides like carrileros, had been the big solution to the 'evils' defensive of the Barça, but at all further to the reality. The team continued remaining portrayed in front of his rivals and the feelings, in general, never were very positive. Besides, when it went to do replacements, few times hit and installed the 'curse' of the traced back of the rivals in the second parts of the parties.

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