Koeman vows to fight on after Cadiz draw

24 September 2021 19:22:08 GMTPlus11
Koeman determined to turn things around

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says he will continue to ignore speculation surrounding his future despite Thursday's 0-0 draw with Cadiz.

The Dutchman was sent to the stands as his side, who were down to 10 men, failed to win on their travels, and Barcelona are now 8/1 to win the La Liga title this season.

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Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong saw red after collecting a second yellow card with 25 minutes remaining, but Cadiz failed to make the visitors pay.

Koeman's side created very little, with Memphis Depay missing their best chance when he fired wide from just yards out following a scuffed effort.

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Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen pulled off numerous important saves towards the end of the match before Koeman saw red after complaining to officials.

Koeman determined to fight on

His side have now picked up just two wins from their five league matches, but Koeman says he will fight on and focus on the task at hand.

He told La Liga TV: "One of the problems is in Spain they send you off for nothing. They don't say why; they just say attitude. Everyone saw the moment there was a second ball on the pitch. Everyone has to see that.

"I am strong, of course. I can't win the battle with the press. I will put my energy into the team and with the players. I still see a fantastic attitude of the players, and for me, that is most important. I can't stop what the press are writing. We have to continue; that is my job."

Thursday's draw means Barcelona remain seventh in the La Liga table, ahead of Sunday's clash against Levante at Camp Nou.

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