‘I don’t see any problems between the players’: Ronald Koeman denies rumors of rioting in Barcelona and insists that despite the bad start of the La Liga campaign, there is a ‘great atmosphere’
- Players are said to be divided over Ronald Koeman’s treatment of Riqui Puig
- The Barcelona boss allegedly accused the midfielder of losing information
- But the Dutchman insisted there were no problems behind the scenes
- Barcelona face La Liga leaders Real Sociedad in a crucial game on Wednesday
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has turned down suggestions about problems between players behind the scenes at the club.
According to reports in Spain, the Camp Nou dressing room was split earlier this week because of the Dutchman’s behavior towards midfielder Riqui Puig.
Allegations at Spain’s El Pais outlet said Koeman accused the 21-year-old of divulging information in front of the entire squad, but the former Everton and Southampton boss insists there is unity rather than disharmony in the squad.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has rejected proposals for rioting at the club
The squad was reportedly divided over the Dutchman’s treatment of Riqui Puig
‘I see a good atmosphere in the squad, in training and in the games. I don’t see any problems between the players, ”Koeman said during his pre-game press conference against La Liga leaders Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
‘Yesterday [Monday] After training, they held a Christmas party. There was a great atmosphere and drinks were flowing. ‘
The Catalan giants face the Basque team in their home country but sit nine points behind their opponents after playing two league games less.
The weekend after losing to Cadiz, they returned to victory with a win over Levante thanks to Lionel Messi’s goal in the second half.
El Pais alleged Koeman accused the 21-year-old midfielder of divulging information
But Koeman has insisted that there is no problem with Lionel Messi or the rest of his teammates