“The League is practically sentenced against us, we have made too many mistakes”, confesses Busquets
“As a coach you are the most responsible and I ask myself what we have done at halftime”, says Koeman
“Sometimes it is extremely difficult to explain. Sometimes you cannot explain things.” Ronald Koeman He is speechless after the draw with Levante that takes him away from the title. Not mathematically. But yes in a virtual way. “In the first half we were good with intensity and good rhythm of the ball, we created chances to score. And in the second there were more turnovers, they surprised us in several plays, we weren’t very attentive. We were very encouraging to the contrary. I ask myself what we have done “, acknowledged the Barça coach, very” touched “by everything that happened at the Ciutat de Valencia.
“They make us goals very easy. We have not been precise, we have paid dearly for mistakes”
Busquets, captain of Barça
“We have let Levante enter the game. They have scored three goals in 45 minutes. For me, there is no other explanation,” said Koeman, disoriented by what he had just seen in that disastrous second half where he threw the League. “The League is practically sentenced against us,” Busquets assured. “They make us very easy goals. We have not been precise, we have paid dearly for mistakes. Sometimes, in placement, concentration, too many … They make us very easy goals,” reiterated the second Barça captain.
“As a coach you are the maximum responsible and I ask myself what we have done at half-time”, recalled Koeman, indicating that he had asked his players “to continue with the intensity to improve things defensively, but seeing the second half I have not achieved. As a coach I am touched, but do not expect a draw after a 0-2 on the scoreboard. “
“Coaches are always questioned. But I understand that after the second half there are questions. We are disappointed.”
Koeman, Barça coach
Koeman had no arguments to try to justify the terrible collapse in the second half. “We are very disappointed, we ask ourselves what happened in the second half,” acknowledged the coach, indicating that “it is time to move on because the last two games must be prepared and be prepared for the next season.”
The coach does not know if he will be sitting on the bench next season, even though he has one more year on his contract. “Coaches are always questioned. But I understand that after the second half there are questions. We are disappointed and wonder what happened in the second half.”
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.