Koeman’s criticisms of Barcelona justified in Cadiz draw

It’s safe to say that Ronald Koeman isn’t a happy bunny these days.

The Dutchman is on the brink of losing his job after a miserable start to the season and, in the build-up to Thursday’s meeting with Cadiz, tensions began to boil over in the media.

After watching his side put in 54 crosses and snatch a draw against Granada, Koeman defended his tactics by questioning how anyone could expect his current squad to match the heights of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team of eight years ago.

During the goalless draw with Cadiz, we saw exactly what Koeman was complaining about.

This Barcelona squad just isn’t that good. They’re decent, but asking them to mirror perhaps the best club side we’ve ever seen is just ridiculous, and Koeman is justifiably growing tired of being challenged on that.