Barça already only maintains confidence in Ronald Koeman with a small mouth and the off the record confirm that the Dutchman already has an expiration date. A walk through the Barcelona press this Thursday coincides in pointing next month as decisive in the future of the coach, that this Tuesday he lost part of the credit he had left with his game plan against Bayern. According to Sport, the squad was surprised by the Dutchman's tactical rigidity seeing that the team did not work in the first half.
Mundo Deportivo points out that the sports management maintains confidence in the Dutchman. But it also slides the importance of the League matches against Granada, Cádiz and Levante for the team to take off before the Wanda crash, especially if it is noticed that the Classic is played on the weekend of October 24 after the second break. What's more, in the middle is the Lisbon game against Benfica, key to Barça's future in a group league in which, for the first time in many years, Koeman's team is not assured of qualification.
“Doubts are growing”, headlines L'Esportiu. “Tense calm”, leads to its Sport cover, which clarifies in a confidential that Koeman is “calm”. The Dutchman tries to sell his idea that the tremendous number of casualties does not turn the game against Bayern into an exact measuring stick of the real situation of Barça. But Laporta thinks otherwise. The video he sent this Wednesday, in which he was “outraged”, had no reference to the coach. Only that the directive would “fix” the situation. It is clear that Koeman is back in an awkward position And that, despite the fact that his dismissal would be expensive and it is not at all clear what substitute could be on the market beyond Xavi, the Dutchman must turn around the image of Tuesday to end his contract with the Barça club.