Cadiz held Barcelona to a frustrating 0-0 draw yesterday, and Ronald Koeman was not impressed with the referee. This football match was just after president Joan Laporta stole the rug out from under the under-fire manager (football today). And now, Koeman is unhappy with a red card in the 0-0 draw with Cadiz.
Referees sent off both coach Ronald Koeman and midfielder Frenkie de Jong in Barcelona’s 0-0 draw with Cadiz on Thursday.
And, in reaction to this dismissal, Koeman has claimed after the match that referees in Spain dismiss players “for nothing”.
Koeman Is Unhappy with a Red Card in the 0-0 Draw with Cadiz
Barcelona’s hopes of leaving Andalusia with a much-needed win died out when De Jong received a second yellow card. He had to quit the pitch in the 65th minute for charging Alfonso Espino after winning the ball.
The Catalan giants’ woes were then exacerbated deep into stoppage time when referees also banished Ronald Koeman himself.
He had to leave the pitch because of his protests against referee Carlos del Cerro Grande.
“It was not because of nervousness, it was because I told the fourth official that there was a second ball on the field and the referee had to stop the game. Everyone except the referee saw it,” he told Movistar.
“They expel you for nothing, in this country they expel you for nothing. I have asked the referee as normal. Attitude? We leave it because it is not my problem.”
“I do not talk about my personal situation,” he added. “It seems that if I win I continue and if I lose the club has to find another coach. It is for you [to talk about].
“The president [Joan Laporta] was at the hotel, and we greeted each other shortly before leaving. Surely there will be more days to talk about this issue if the club wants to talk.”