Barcelona savaged by the press and Ronald Koeman moans after Bayern Munich defeat

Barcelona savaged by the press and Ronald Koeman moans after Bayern Munich defeat


Barcelona‘s new regular was laid naked final evening after their chastening Champions League defeat at the fingers of Bayern Munich.

Forced into a brand new period with out Lionel Messi this season after his shock departure, the stress is more and more on boss Ronald Koeman and supporters are annoyed.

Their distress was even summed up by their failure to document a single shot on course for the first time ever of their historical past in the competitors.

Barcelona have been criticised after their defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Barcelona have been criticised after their defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Thomas Muller’s strike and Robert Lewandowski’s brace handed the guests a cushty victory at the Nou Camp, and they have been not often threatened.

The under-fire Koeman identified the threadbare nature of his squad at full-time, and partnered Memphis Depay with Luuk de Jong.

However, each forwards discovered themselves struggling to make an affect, with Depay, who has loved a flying begin this marketing campaign, unable to copy his magic. 

The pressure is building on Ronald Koeman after his team failed to muster a shot on target

The stress is constructing on Ronald Koeman after his workforce did not muster a shot on course

As a outcome, Koeman was left to rue his lack of present choices, and was open in admitting that Bayern at the moment are a ‘higher workforce’.

‘Of course we might have favored to compete higher however there’s a distinction of their high quality as a workforce [and ours],’ Koeman mentioned.

‘There was a giant distinction between the benches too. We have plenty of gamers with a giant future however proper now we’d like gamers again from damage.’

He then added: ‘We began nicely however we had issues getting ahead. We have been unfortunate with the first objective and from their second objective it was very troublesome. 

Gerard Pique admitted 'this is where we are' after the loss in a worrying sign for supporters

Gerard Pique admitted ‘that is the place we’re’ after the loss in a worrying signal for supporters

‘Right now they’re a greater workforce than us.

‘This is the place we’re proper now. Jordi Alba was sick final evening and nonetheless performed. This was Luuk De Jong’s first sport. 

‘Alba was very drained and we did not need to threat him enjoying the complete sport.’

Gerard Pique delivered a equally bleak evaluation of Barcelona’s stature, conceding that ‘we’re what we’re’ – however selected to give attention to the uncommon positives.

Memphis Depay was fielded up front with Luuk de Jong but was unable to make an impact

Memphis Depay was fielded up entrance with Luuk de Jong however was unable to make an affect

‘Playing at dwelling, it’s a unhealthy outcome, we aren’t going to idiot ourselves,’ he mentioned.

‘But for those who take a look at the sport, I feel that in the first half we have now competed, they’ve gone forward with a deflected objective.

‘In the finish I do not know what number of 18-year-olds we had on and the workforce has competed and has proven their face. 

‘Now we’re who we’re, we’re what we’re, however I’m satisfied that as we recuperate gamers, we’ll find yourself competing.

The clinical Robert Lewandowski scored twice at the Nou Camp to pile misery on Barcelona

The scientific Robert Lewandowski scored twice at the Nou Camp to pile distress on Barcelona

‘We have folks like Ansu [Fati], like Ousmane [Dembele], like Kun [Aguero].

‘Now we aren’t favourites, however soccer adjustments very quick. Last season no person noticed Chelsea as favourites.’

The press in Spain seem to disagree, nonetheless, having labelled Barcelona as ‘poor’ and ‘weak’ in the wake of their below-par show. 

Marca’s entrance web page exhibits an image of Lewandowski and Muller, the two goalscorers, sharing a high-five – and their headline reads ‘Poor Barcelona’.

The front page of Marca reads 'poor Barcelona' and tears into the hosts after their defeat

The entrance web page of Marca reads ‘poor Barcelona’ and tears into the hosts after their defeat

AS additionally opted for a shot of the in-form Lewandowski, though this time the striker might be seen seemingly consoling Pique. The headline is ‘Another tub’. 

This references yet one more poor outcome for Barcelona towards Bayern, who have been hailed as being ‘once more a step above’ their opponents. 

Mundo Deportivo, in the meantime, present a snap of Marc-Andre ter Stegen conceding one in all the three targets, which is accompanied by Pique’s phrases, ‘This is what there may be’. 

AS say 'another bath', in reference to yet another damaging result for Barcelona against Bayern

AS say ‘one other tub’, in reference to yet one more damaging outcome for Barcelona towards Bayern

Mundo Deportivo feature Gerard Pique's comments on how 'this is what there is' for Barcelona

Mundo Deportivo characteristic Gerard Pique’s feedback on how ‘that is what there may be’ for Barcelona

The hosts have been savaged for being ‘impotent’, whereas Bayern confirmed their ‘superiority’ in the win that has despatched them high of the group. 

Barcelona have now been made to endure three consecutive defeats at dwelling in European competitors for the first time of their historical past, in yet one more needed first. 

A banner studying ‘Koeman Out’ was displayed earlier than kick-off, a transparent signal of the rising discontent amongst the fanbase, but it surely was eliminated by membership workers.

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