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Ronald Koeman reacts to Barcelona’s draw with Granada

‘We did what we could’

FC Barcelona v Granada CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has offered his thoughts on Monday’s 1-1 draw with Granada and seemed to think his team had done “pretty well” all things considered.

The hosts were without a host of players through injury but put in a pretty shambolic showing and only escaped with a point thanks to a late Ronald Araujo header.

Here’s what Koeman made of it all:

“Look at our squad list,” he said. “We did what we could. We don’t have the players from the tiki-taka days. We have to play with our own style.

“I think we did well and, with some more time, we could have won. The basic system was 4-3-3 in the first half, then I had to make changes based on what I had on the bench.

“This isn’t the Barcelona of eight years ago. That’s the way it is. With Ansu [Fati] and [Ousmane] Dembele it’s different because we have more depth.”

Source | Marca

Koeman did admit “you can’t be happy with a draw against Granada” and then went on to moan about the tedious time-wasting from Granada.

However, there’s no doubt it’s another damaging performance from Barcelona that could well spell the end for Ronald Koeman. There’s already speculation flying around that Barca have decided to sack the Dutchman and will make their move once a replacement has been found.

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