Gerard Pique claims Barcelona have ‘multiple’ problems following Atletico Madrid defeat

Barcelona star Gerard Pique has admitted the club are in crisis following their 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid.

La Blaugrana slipped to another loss on the back of a damaging week as goals either side of the break from Thomas Lemar and Luis Suarez condemned them to defeat in Madrid.

However, the defeat is set to be just one of the subplots emerging from the game, with Ronald Koeman in line to be possibly be sacked in the coming days.

Ronald Koeman

Pique confirmed the players and Koeman need to look at the deteriorating situation at the club and react immediately.

“It is a complicated situation. We’re suffering, I have to be honest about that”, as per reports from Movistar +.

“It is just not one problem, there are several. Despite this, I think we will recover.

“These are difficult times, we have not experienced them before. The atmosphere in the dressing room is very good and we want to turn it around.”

Koeman is set to be summoned for crucial talks with the club’s hierarchy over the international break with an imminent decision made on his future.

The Dutch coach is under increasing pressure, with no progress on a possible contract extension beyond his current deal which expires in 2022, and Pique stated the scenario is evolving.

“Laporta and Koeman? As players we cannot get involved, there is little we can do. We have to go out to the pitch and do our best and there are days when it turns out well and others where it does not.”

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Tags Gerard Pique Luis Suarez Ronald Koeman Thomas Lemar

9 Comments

  1. Ibrahim says:

    If by these coming days you don’t sack Koeman then i will also call you a betrayer, Laporta.

  2. Bashir Sirleaf says:

    Enough is it! Show Koeman the exit door!

  3. Basheru Sirleaf says:

    Sure

  4. Madiba says:

    Laporta is already a betrayer and a puppet to fiorentino perez.d day he allows messi walks out of barca under the influence of perez was the greatest betrayer.la liga president secure cvc loan to help sort messi contract on d condition of not joining the super league in the future.perez rejected d loan and cajole laporta to do the same based on they were both in financial ruins,only to be shock when madrid bid 200million euro for mbappe. Koeman maybe poor but laporta betrayal is worst because he won d presidency based on promise to urge messi to sign extension.d day messi left was d demise of d club.

  5. ABDULHAKIM AHMAD BRAVO GUSAU says:

    I am a barcelona fans,but am very apresheat to suarez score again barcer.if bacelona management thos make problem. We most change coch

  6. Tut Jal says:

    Still the legacy hinted by president on koeman is there and cannot prevent him from sacking when thing didn,t materialize. Laporte must be decisive.

  7. olcay seref says:

    I think, there is no long term solution in sight, who could replace koeman. I would agree in showing koeman the door if there would be a proven world class manager, but there is not, and barca can’t afford one. An interim solution should not be considered, as there is no promise of success. In worst case it can get more worse…….

  8. haris says:

    Barca in tatters not becasue of Koeman but because of the President, Board members and Sporting directors. If anyone shown the exit doors, then it is these people.

  9. Ismail Ibitoye says:

    Laporta is a chameleon! He thinks he can be smarter than the entire Barça fans when he got elected based on his promise to get Messi sign an extension but broke that promise at the end of the day.
    He returned to Presidency with no plan and that is evident in his dilly-dallying on whether to sack Koeman or retain him.
    Though kudos to him for managing to reduce the club wage bill and his activity in the transfer market which was spoilt by departure.
    Koeman is a tactless coach and that’s evident in the way his team played even when Messi was in the team. He had done nothing this season but to complain about not having his preferred choice of players. That excuse may be considered valid when compared to Bayern, but what kind of players do Benfica have before they could trash a whole FCBarcelona?

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