Ronald Koeman He has not mincing words. The Dutch coach, since he sat on the culé bench a few months ago, has always gone with the truth ahead, at least his truth. When he had to phone Luis Suarez to give him a door, to seduce and convince Leo Messi with the project, when he pointed to Antoine Griezmann at the first change or now, after a large number of injuries after the defeat against Atlético de Madrid, when he made it very clear that he needs signings.
“What is missing to the team?”, asked in the press room Koeman After the game, the question was not about the paths that the Dutchman would walk, it was understood rather by what had failed against the colchoneros but the coach was clear about what his message would be: “I am concerned that there are few people in some positions”. It was a clear message to the needs of its staff, of the shortcomings that arise at this point in the season after only two months of competition.
Already, questioned by reinforcements, Koeman He commented that the central position, after Gerard Piqué’s bitter injury that could leave him out for several months, is decisive to strengthen it, although he did not want to be very explicit: «Speaking of positions as central, there are few people, you have to work and improve things, such as being more effective and working more on defense.
In their own way, Ronald Koeman I send a message to the sports management of the Barcelona Soccer Club, now led by the Management Board but that it will soon have new tenants in its offices after the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu and the next elections. Time runs against him Barça and of Koeman, that now he will have to do bobbin lace to make solvent alignments without important men like Pique and maybe Sergi Roberto.
Koeman calls for backup, your team needs it. The squad is short, it was something already known after the closing of the last transfer market, and injuries are making it even more so. In addition, the club practically crossed out certain players as Umtiti, Junior, Riqui Puig or AleñáFor all intents and purposes men from the first team but who are not entering the rotation wheel.
But requests for Koeman, already for the second part of the season, they have a difficult solution today. The problem stems from the financial situation of the club, currently unable to carry out any entry operations and completely dependent on the exits that could occur in January. The salary limit imposed by LaLiga is covered by Barça and without the recurring salary reductions that the club wants to impose, the viability of the signings is null.
If there are any other exit, be careful with the exit of Leo Messi, the Blaugrana sports management could carry out some incorporations that would provide alternatives and wardrobe background to Koeman facing the second leg of the season, if possible, the most important and where the titles are really played.