Many Barcelona fans called for the resignation of manager Ronald Koeman shortly after a home draw of 1-1 against poor opponent Eibar in round 16 of La Liga.
In this match, the Nou Camp team did not have the Lionel Messi service after the superstar was allowed to take a break to heal. Barcelona had a bad start when Martin Braithwaite missed the penalty in the 7th minute and was later denied a goal.
Ronald Araujo added a grim image to the Catalan squad with a flaw in the 57th minute that helped Kike Garcia set up to bring Eibar ahead.
However, although 74% of the time, Coach Koeman’s team did not score many goals and the importance of Messi was stated.
The draw against Eibar-the bottom group of the group, has left the fans of Barcelona very unhappy. “This is definitely one of the worst teams in Baracelona’s history,” a fan named @tiago rs_ posted on Twitter.
Coach Koeman was once again the object of the fans’ criticism as Barcelona (25 points) finished 6th in the La Liga standings, 7 points behind Atletico Madrid’s top team but played more than 2 matches.
Around the same moment, a number of Barcelona fans on Twitter urged the leaders of the home team to shoot the Dutch strategist with remarks such as: “Sacking Koeman before the New Year,” “Koeman should not be the leader of the team in 2021”.
Indeed, after the Eibar draw, Coach Koeman also acknowledged that Barcelona would have had a rough time challenging for the La Liga Championship if they were to display their current form. Meanwhile, several Spanish newspapers reported the moment when Messi shook his head in anger when he saw Barcelona struggle to show its power and reputation again.