Barca boss Koeman encountered “disrespect” in Getafe defeat


Koeman suffered his first loss as Barca boss on Saturday. Getafe scored a 1-0 win thanks to Jaime Mata’s 56th-minute penalty.

It was Getafe’s first league win against Spanish giants Barca since November 2011, a run of 16 games.

Koeman, who replaced Quique Setien at the beginning of the season, was less than impressed with Getafe full-ball Nyom’s behavior.

“I said him [Getafe coach Jose Bordalas] that his number 12 [Nyom] had shown me a lack of respect, had said two or three very ugly things to me that I won’t repeat. He insulted me, “said Koeman after the game.

“I told Bordalas that he had to speak to his player because we couldn’t tolerate this kind of behavior in modern football.”

On Koeman’s comments, Bordalas added, “I’m here to talk about football, not controversy. I haven’t talked to the boy, I’ll do it tomorrow, but I doubt Nyom would, I know him well.

“He’s very competitive, but he’s a very respectful person. I don’t allow bad behavior among my players, but I doubt Nyom offended him. ”

Lionel Messi hit the post and Getafe captain Djene Dakonam was spared scoring an own goal against the crossbar. After Koeman had started his reign with two wins, Koeman could now take a single point from the next two outings.

Barca, who had the lowest number of goals at eight after four La Liga games since 2015/16, had 73 percent possession but only managed one goal when Getafe conceded 20 fouls in a physical competition.

After Mata converted a free kick after Frenkie de Jong fouled Dakonam, Koeman said, “I don’t know if it was a penalty, it looked like they were looking for it and we were trapped. I don’t know if we had VAR today or not.

“I hate to talk about referees, but when you watch the game and see how many fouls they’ve committed and how many cards have been dealt, you can decide for yourself.

“We knew it was a very difficult path, but we tried to pass through the game and move the ball quickly and they kept perturbing it with fouls.”


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