La Liga: Belgium’s Roberto Martinez comments as he arises as the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona

La Liga: Belgium's Roberto Martinez comments as he arises as the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona
La Liga: Belgium's Roberto Martinez comments as he arises as the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona

La Liga: Belgium’s Roberto Martinez comments as he arises as the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona- Ronald Koeman’s reign as the Barcelona manager has not been good so far. The Dutch manager had a torrid start to the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League as Barcelona was thrashed by Bayern Munich. In La Liga, Barcelona sits in the 7th spot and has only 9 points from 5 matches. Their rivals, Real Madrid, on the other hand, are at the top of the table with 16 points from 5 matches.

La Liga: Belgium’s Roberto Martinez comments as he arises as the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez who has been named as the frontrunner to take over as Barcelona manager was asked about speculation he could replace Ronald Koeman.

The 48-year-old said there is “nothing” for him to comment on and did his best to wipe off rumors he’s developed as the ideal pick for the job.

Well as you can imagine there is nothing, nothing to comment for me,” he said. When you lose three games the rumors are that you are going to lose your job. When things are going well, you are doing good results, the rumors will always be there, but it’s nothing for me to comment on at this point.

La Liga: Belgium's Roberto Martinez comments as  he arises as the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona
La Liga: Belgium’s Roberto Martinez comments as he arises as the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona

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La Liga: Barcelona’s problems continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Cadiz

Barcelona’s ongoing crisis keeps getting worse, with the team unable to win on the field and the club’s players, coach, and president growing increasingly at odds. Barcelona was held to a 0-0 draw by Cádiz in the Spanish league on Thursday, extending its winless streak to three matches and adding pressure on coach Ronald Koeman.

Koeman a day earlier surprisingly read from a prepared statement in the pre-match news conference and downplayed the team’s chances of winning titles this season. Players didn’t hide the fact they were not on the same page.

“I’m not wearing Barça’s jersey to finish second or third,” veteran defender Gerard Piqué said after the match. “I’m convinced that despite our bad start we will be contending at the end of the season.

President Joan Laporta, who said he was caught by surprise by Koeman’s statement ahead of the match, has been at odds recently with the coach who was hired by former president Josep Bartomeu.

We have to be more united than ever,” Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto said. “The fans, the squad, the coach, the president … we have to be united to overcome this situation. We are not going through a good moment but I’m convinced that we will overcome it.

The draw left Barcelona in seventh place in the league standings, seven points behind leader Real Madrid with a game in hand. Madrid routed Mallorca 6-1 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Wednesday to stay two points ahead of defending champion Atlético Madrid, which won 2-1 at Getafe on Tuesday.

La Liga: Belgium’s Roberto Martinez comments as he arises as the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Barcelona