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‘Don’t believe everything you hear’ - Koeman responds to hospital claims

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The Dutchman is feeling strong

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Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has sent a message on social media amid reports he was hospitalized this week due to an anxiety attack.

The Dutchman took to social media with an update and insisted he’s feeling fit and strong.

Koeman’s post comes after a report surfaced on Thursday night that he had gone to hospital after suffering an anxiety attack.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta seemed to confirm that in his press conference on Friday. The 58-year-old told reporters, “He had a scare and they took him to the hospital, but he is fine. I called him.”

Koeman’s agent, Rob Jansen, then hit out at Laporta for his comments

“It’s total nonsense. A president is not allowed to say things like this at all, that is a violation of privacy. Ronald only had his blood pressure measured. He has had a cardiac catheterization and is therefore checked every now and then. That’s all it is.”

Source | Algemeen Dagblad

The Barcelona coach’s agency also took to Twitter to explain Koeman’s hospital visit.

Koeman underwent a cardiac catheterisation procedure in May 2020 after experiencing chest pains.