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Koeman says Barcelona squad ‘not at the level we want’

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The Dutchman also spoke about his future

SD Eibar v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Ronald Koeman said the Barcelona squad is “not at the level we want” after seeing his team finish off their La Liga campaign on Saturday against Eibar.

The Dutchman spoke about the season and his players after the match and made it clear he thinks the Catalans need a lot of strengthening over the summer.

“At the moment we arrived, the squad was done. The only signing we made was Dest, on the last day. For me it is not a squad with the level we want for Barça. Many at the club think the same,” he said.

“We are trying to improve the squad. There are older players, with all due respect, who have shown that they have a level for this team. Others, younger, need to gain experience and will be better players. The squad is not complete and cannot be done in one season alone.”

It’s not clear if Koeman will be in charge next season with his job very much under threat after missing out on the title. Koeman spoke about his future after the game and said he doesn’t feel like this is the end.

“I don’t think this is going to be my last game. I have a contract, there is a lot of talk about this issue but I am calm. If the club wants to change something, then they will have to talk to me.”

There have been plenty of rumors flying about regarding Koeman, and we know he will now sit down with Joan Laporta to discuss the future. What remains to be seen is whether he will continue and, if he does go, who Laporta could bring in as a replacement.