The Dutchman has revealed he doesn’t know whether the club is still behind him in this crisis
Former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman doubts Barcelona support, but admit his players are behind him in this time of crisis.
Koeman is currently under pressure at Camp Nou following a poor start to the campaign. The Catalan side endured a difficult season under the Dutch tactician last season.
With Copa del Rey being the only ransom produced last term, much is expected from him this season.
The departure of Lionel Messi and other key players at Camp Nou has greatly affected the club. Yet this is not a basis for making an excuse.
Barcelona has just a win in their past four games. In addition, the club is also without a point in their opening two Champions League group games for the first time since the 80’s.
Sitting outside the top four in the La Liga standings, Koeman is under intense pressure to turn his fortunes at Barca.
The ex Dutch boss following the club’s embarrassing 3-0 loss to Benfica in the UEFA Champions League revealed his players are solidly behind him, but can’t tell that of the club.
In an exclusive interview, Ronald Koeman said:
“I’m not going to argue about the level of my team. There’s no point in comparing this with Barcelona teams of years gone by. That’s as clear as water,” the 1992 European Cup winner said after the loss to Benfica.
I can only give you my opinion of my work at the club – I feel backed by my players and their attitude. The rest, the club, I’m not sure. I can’t say any more, because I don’t know what the club thinks in that sense. It’s not in my hands.”