Passed by Barcelona between 2019 and 2021, Junior Firpo has very bad memories of the former Catalan coach, Ronald Koeman.
After two seasons spent at FC Barcelona, Junior Firpo decided to join Leeds last summer due to his lack of playing time in Catalonia. But also of his appalling relationship with the one who was at the time at the head of the Blaugrana team, Ronald Koeman. In an interview with the Ser chain, the 25-year-old left-back attacked the Dutch technician harshly, accusing him in particular of having disrespected him.
« When the coach starts to lie to you… ”
« I asked him for explanations (on his lack of playing time, editor’s note). Until the day he started to lie to me… When the coach starts to lie to you and you realize that he is lying… Why keep asking for explanations if in the end he lies again and again? He was lying because he was telling me things that didn’t make sense, that I was training poorly, that I was infecting the group… Things like that. You can ask the other players, they agree with me. (…) There was a lack of respect on his part, and not only towards me. “