Olympique Lyon tactician has criticized Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman for the resentment he has expressed towards Angel Di Maria recently.
For information, Angel Di Maria recently heated up speculation about Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine winger claims that Messi has a great chance of moving to the Paris club.
Indeed, Lionel Messi’s current status is still a Barcelona player, but his contract remains until the end of the upcoming 2020/21 season.
Meanwhile, on the one hand, there is no new contract agreement between the two parties. In other words, according to Bossman’s rules, he could already start negotiations with other clubs.
However, who would have thought that Angel Di Maria’s comments would actually make Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman feel furious. According to him, Di Maria has shown a disrespectful attitude towards Barcelona, which he will face with PSG in the two legs of the Champions League last 16.
Hearing the Dutch coach’s frustration, Lyon coach Rudi Garcia amused. The reason is, Koeman criticized di Maria, but he himself had talked about Memphis Depay and openly wanted the services of the Dutch winger.
“I read that Ronald Koeman was a little offended that PSG had spoken about Messi before the Champions League match,”
“He’s not ashamed, even after the transfer market, to talk about Memphis Depay. That’s how I call him, the sprinkler that was doused,” Rudi Garcia told beIN Sport.
Yes, after last summer’s transfer market ended, Ronald Koeman had openly expressed his desire for Memphis Depay to join Barcelona.
“I want him at Barcelona. I don’t know the financial situation at the club, we have to wait,” he told AD a few months ago.
There were rumors linking Depay with Barcelona during the transfer market last summer. However, until the transfer window closes, no agreement is reached.
As for Lionel Messi, reportedly Barcelona is still trying to convince the 33-year-old superstar to be willing to stay at the Camp Nou.