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Barcelona cannot play Tiki-taka – Koeman


Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has criticized his players including Philippe Coutinho and Gerard Pique following their 1-1 draw with Granada in a LaLiga clash on Monday night.

Koeman also admitted his current crop of players cannot play ‘Tiki-taka’, after failing to beat Granada at Camp Nou.

After Granada took the lead in the second minute through Domingos Duarte, Barcelona needed a late header from Ronald Araujo to salvage a draw at home.

Speaking to reporters at his post-match press conference after the game, Koeman said: “If you see the squad list today do you really think we can play tiki-taka?.

“Barca right now is not the Barca of eight years ago. We play the Barca way but we don’t have the speed in wide areas because we have [Philippe] Coutinho who cuts inside and [Yusuf] Demir who doesn’t reach the byline much.

“When Ansu Fati and [Ousmane] Dembele come back then we will be different but they are not fit so we have to find alternatives.”

The result against Granada means Barcelona are now in the seventh position on the LaLiga table.

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