It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Ronald Koeman at Barcelona.
The former Dutch international and Barca player has had to deal with the fall out from Lionel Messi wanting to leave, overseeing Messi’s best mate, Luis Suarez actually leaving, watching with interest to see how a vote of no confidence in the president who hired him was doing and all the while trying to get the Catalans playing well.
The preparation is over and it’s time for things to get serious.
After everything that’s been said and done since the 8-2 hammering against Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League, Barcelona have the chance to put it all behind them.
If they’re able to hit the ground running against Villarreal on Saturday, and Ronald Koeman can get everyone playing as they can, the Catalans won’t be too far off the pace for long. Continue reading →
Barcelona are still a week and a half away from the start of their La Liga campaign, thanks to their Champions League exploits.
Beginning their 2020/21 season behind everyone else will already put them at a slight disadvantage, but if Ronald Koeman can have his side firing from the get-go, then there’s no reason why they can’t close the gap quickly.
In any event, what would represent success for the Catalans this season? Continue reading →
Although La Liga begins this weekend for most of the teams in the Spanish top flight, Barcelona still have a couple more weeks of their pre-season before their 2020/21 campaign begins in earnest thanks to their participation in the latter stages of last season’s Champions League.
This evening, a friendly against Gimnastic Tarragona will showcase Ronald Koeman’s XI for the first time, and likely to hint at the formation and style he will play in the forthcoming season. Continue reading →