No, under Ronald Koeman’s leadership, it was no success for FC Barcelona, ​​who failed to win the league or reach the final of the Champions League with the Dutchman on the coaching staff. Hence the Barça announcement that Koeman was fired as a major surprise.

In an interview with Dutch television, the 59-year-old talks about his time in Spain and Barcelona.

– I’m the type who wants to dominate the matches. If you play with three center backs and five backs in total, you can not say that it is a defensive system, he says on TV, according to

He continues:

– We played with that system for three or four months, and then we played our best matches in recent years. The best example was the match against Athletic (Bilbao).

Koeman goes on to say that Barcelona “live in the past”.

– Barça live in the past from the time with 4-3-3 and “tiki-taka”. Football has changed a lot. It has become faster and more physical. You can not live in the past.

Last season, FC Barcelona finished second in La Liga.