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Koeman's Mentality Is Affecting His Players [OPINION]

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman defended himself against critiques of his team's performance against Granada by claiming that it is difficult to play any other manner with the players he has. Although Koeman mispronounced the famed tiki-taka term, the meaning was conveyed when he questioned reporters, "If you look at the squad list today, do you really believe we can play tiki-taka?"

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Barcelona ended the game against Granada with Gerard Pique and Luuk de Jong up front, but neither the totem pole striker nor his temporary sidekick were able to score the equalizer, which was eventually scored by centre-back Ronald Araujo. 'Barca right now is not the Barca of eight years ago,' Koeman remarked. We play in the same manner as Barcelona, but we lack speed in wide areas because Coutinho cuts inside and Demir seldom reaches the byline. ‘ We will be different when Ansu Fati and Dembele return, but they are not fit, so we must find other options.'

Ronald Koeman talks Ansu Fati, Alejandro Balde and Riqui Puig ahead of  Granada clash - Barca Blaugranes

After the visitors seized the lead after only two minutes, Koeman bemoaned Granada's time-wasting. A question concerning his future was likewise deflected by him. After four games, the Catalans are in seventh place in LaLiga, having already lost points to Athletic Bilbao. The way Koeman has responded to Barcelona's recent downfall shows that he does not care about the club, because there is no way that a coach would say that about a team he is coaching. He doesn't even take it into consideration of how his players will feel after saying such things. It appears that Koeman is finishing Bartomeu's job of crippling Barcelona to the extent that they won't be able to recover anytime soon.

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