Barcelona vs Granada: Ronald Koeman baffled by his sending off against Granada
Ronald Koeman was sent off for saying “what a character” to the referee.
Barcelona faced Granada at Camp Nou in La Liga, where Ronald Koeman was sent off, by the match referee during the clash. He got the red card by commenting it was very uncertain though but no surprise Koeman is blunt with his comments always. The same happened during the match his anger and frustration were not acceptable by the fourth official as a consequence he got the red.
Another twist in the La Liga title race!
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Koeman was sent off for saying “what a character” to the referee. Koeman denied the charge in his press conference, following Koeman was sent to the stands, he was in regular correspondence via mobile phone with his assistant Alfred Schreuder.
“It’s not the best memory I have in my career, it’s a complicated place, and in 15 years there have been many coaching changes. There seems to be a lack of ability to work calmly there.”
The result of the fixture also delivers a big blow to Barcelona’s titles hopes with the downfall leaving the team in third place with five games left to play and now the title race looks tough for them. Furthermore, Sunday’s match between Barcelona and Valencia seemed to have an added bit of spice to it as Ronald Koeman will not be present to manage the team game from the manager spot. Plus then a huge six-pointer in the title race against Atletico Madrid.
“I don’t understand it, according to Carlos Naval, I disrespected the fourth official, but I didn’t say anything bad. I didn’t insult him. It’s incredible. But if the fourth official wants to be the center of attention, I said something, but with all due respect. He responded to me in a way that wasn’t so nice. He disrespected me. If they put something in the report that I haven’t said, then I’ll have to do something about it.” Koeman said in a post-match press conference.