Show commitment or leave: new coach vows to clean up FC Barcelona’s image

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Ronald Koeman left his position as Netherlands coach to take cost of Barca, who he helped win a primary European Cup in 1992.

New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman warned that any gamers who lack dedication or professionalism can be proven the door as he vowed to steer the workforce again to glory after final week’s 8-2 humiliation within the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

“What we have to do is give a special picture to what we gave in opposition to Bayern, that is not the Barca we or the followers wish to see,” Koeman stated at his presentation on Wednesday after signing a two-year take care of Barca.

“You need to be very completely satisfied put on the Barca shirt. You need to present that with dedication, professionalism, with all the things you’ve got inside. If we do this, the picture can be completely totally different to what it was final week,” he stated.

Koeman left his position as Netherlands coach to take cost of Barca, who he helped win a primary European Cup in 1992 throughout a golden six-year spell in Johan Cruyff’s so-called ‘Dream Staff’.

The Dutchman stated that Barca was his house, though he admitted it was not a straightforward time to return to the membership, who’re reeling from their first trophy-less marketing campaign in 12 years.

“We will work very onerous to construct a powerful workforce however we’ll must make adjustments as a result of the picture of the opposite day will not be what we wish. We’ll must work onerous to get well our status,” he stated. “It is a large problem and it will not be simple as a result of Barca all the time calls for the very best of you, which is the way in which it must be.

“Barca are nonetheless the most important membership on the planet. Now we’ve got to work onerous to ensure Barca will get again to the place they need to be. There’s sufficient high quality within the workforce to demand the very best outcomes and to win trophies,” he stated.

Koeman didn’t reveal which gamers he would search to maneuver on from the membership, though he made it clear he solely needed to work with those that had been absolutely dedicated.

“I do not wish to point out names, we’ve got to look within the membership’s finest pursuits and make the very best squad potential to attempt to win video games,” he stated.

“There are gamers of a sure age who you can begin to doubt, though a participant who’s 31, 32 and even 33 will not be essentially completed, all of it is determined by your starvation and whether or not you wish to give all the things for the membership,” Koeman stated. “I solely wish to work with gamers who wish to be right here, and if they don’t seem to be completely satisfied right here then they need to say so. I solely need people who find themselves going to present all the things for Barca.”

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