Koeman: “I am concerned that there are few people in some positions”

Ronald Koeman spoke after Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat against Atlético de Madrid in the Metropolitano in the match corresponding to matchday 10 of the Santander League. The Dutch coach showed his discomfort at having conceded a goal in injury time in the first half.


“The way we conceded the goal was in injury time in the first half and it’s worrying. Concede that goal cannot be because it is the discount, we have the ball and they score us. I don’t want to blame individual players. It’s a time when you can never concede a goal.

Psychological goal

«Of course the goal is a very strong blow in the first half in which we were good. It is difficult against them to create opportunities. With 0-0 it’s a totally different game.

The match

“I have seen a team that has fought until the last second to tie the game and in that sense I am not worried.”

Piqué injury

We don’t know what he has at the moment. We have to wait”.

Distance in League

«It is quite a big difference, but there is a lot of league. There are many parties. We know that every game is complicated, but after this defeat we have to have an important run of great games ».

What is missing to the team

“It worries me that there are few people in some positions.”

Possible reinforcements

«Speaking positions as central, that there are few people. You have to work and improve things, like being more effective and working more on defense.