The FC Barcelona and Betis They will face each other on the ninth day of LaLiga, and it will mean the reunion of two old acquaintances, who are not friends: Ronald Koeman Y Joaquin Sanchez.
The Dutch coach and the Verdiblanco captain coincided in Valencia, a time in which the current Culé coach ended up with some heavyweights from the dressing room and whose relationship with the players was far from good. One of the most critical at the time was Joaquín himself, who publicly accused Koeman of having a excessive fondness for alcohol.
That is not a pleasant memory for the always smiling footballer from Cadiz. “It was not the most beautiful experience of my sports career, it was not a pleasant experience“, he recalled in ‘El Larguero’.” I do not want to talk about this issue, because this issue hurts me. What happened there hurts me and I had a hard time. “
Asked, in the hypothetical case that it ends presiding over Betis where it is already a legend, about whether he would sign Koeman for a position, Joaquín took the joke to take away the iron from the matter. “Not even a utility worker, Kiko”, he confessed to his good friend Kiko Narvaez.
“The experience was not good, but good. I turned the page, we told each other everything and that’s it. It didn’t last long, we were able to save the year and we were able to finish in the most dignified way possible because the year was complicated,” he recalled, more seriously .
It will be one of the points of interest of the meeting this Saturday, although he does not expect that they will have any type of interaction. “He’s not going to greet me and I’m not going to greet him,” Joaquín quits about it.