MADRID: Ronald koeman (Photo) said those who mistreated him outside Camp Nou on Sunday after Barcelona defeated in the Classic âI don’t know what morals and values ââareâ.
Koeman was hampered by a group of fans as he tried to leave the stadium in his car after Barca’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in La Liga. Some shouted curses and others kicked his car.
Barcelona issued a statement on Sunday condemning “the violent and dismissive acts” against Koeman, who is a club legend after scoring the game-winning goal for Barca in the 1992 European Cup final.
“I don’t think there is a solution,” Koeman said at a press conference Tuesday. âFor me, it’s a social problem, it’s people who have an education problem, they don’t know what morals and values ââare.
“But the atmosphere on the pitch, even at 2-0, was just the opposite, and we shouldn’t be paying too much attention to these people.”
Koeman continued, âI wasn’t scared, there was a point where I said ‘I’m going out’, but better if I didn’t. I understand people are not happy, but you don’t expect that.
The loss to Madrid leaves Barcelona ninth in La Liga, six points off the top before Wednesday’s away game at Rayo Vallecano.
Rayo, who recruited Radamel Falcao, 35, this summer, is seventh, despite having just been promoted. âThey’re booming, they’re aggressive and they’re having a great start to the season,â said Koeman.
Ansu Fati may not be fit to play in the game. Fati came out in the second half on Sunday, but Koeman said this was unrelated to the knee injury that kept the 18-year-old from being able to play. be away for almost a year.
âHe had some discomfort and not because of the injury he had,â Koeman said. âHe is still skeptical. We put him on the team and tomorrow (Wednesday) morning we’ll decide if he can travel with us.
Sergio Aguero scored his first goal for Barcelona against Madrid after recently recovering from a calf injury.
“He’s been training for two and a half weeks and he’s improved a lot physically,” Koeman said. “He’s still not ready for 90 minutes but he could start the game or play in the second half.” – AFP