FC Barcelona lost 1-0 to Getafe on Saturday evening, but afterwards it was mainly about a meeting between trainers Ronald Koeman and José Bordalás. The Dutchman complained to his Spanish colleague about the behavior of midfielder Allan Nyom.
‘Don’t talk about the arbitration’
Immediately after the final whistle in the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Koeman contacted Bordalás and not only to congratulate him on the victory. “I told him that Nyom shouted very ugly things to me two or three times, which I will not repeat. I cannot accept that. It is a lack of respect,” Koeman said after the press conference.
Koeman told Bordalás that he had to address Nyom about his behavior and the Getafe coach will actually talk to the 32-year-old Cameroonian.
“I told Koeman that I am going to talk to Nyom because there is no place in our team for insults,” said Bordalás. “But I doubt he really said what Koeman heard. I know Nyom as a competitive guy who lives for competitions, but also as a respectful person.”
Allan Nyom in duel with Sergiño Dest. (Photo: ANP)
Barcelona lost at Getafe to a penalty kick from Jaime Mata, caused by Frenkie de Jong ten minutes after the break. Koeman’s team, with Sergiño Dest in the starting line-up, was unable to play the defensively strong Getafe. “We didn’t get our rhythm,” Koeman saw.
In addition, Getafe and especially Nyom played hard, including an elbow strike against Lionel Messi. An alleged foul in the penalty area on Ansu Fati also went unpunished, Koeman did not want to say too much about it.
“I don’t like to talk about the abritrage. Anyone who has seen the games and all the fouls can draw their own conclusions.”
Because of the defeat, Barcelona is in the middle bracket in La Liga with seven points from four games, although the Catalan club has yet to catch up. Real Madrid, which lost 0-1 to Cádiz on Saturday, is in the lead with ten points from five matches.
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