FC Barcelona – La Liga Heated exchange
Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat to Getafe on Saturday through up many curious images but the one that gained the most attention was the clash between Blaugrana coach Ronald Koeman and Azulones full-back Allan Nyom. Words were exchanged between the pair, with the Dutchman clearly unhappy at the behaviour of the defender.
But what Nyom actually said to Koeman is the question on everyone’s lips, seeing as the former Southampton boss was so irked by the comments.
The Dutchman first asked Jose Bordalas for explanations and later, at the post-match press conference, bit his tongue about the terms in which the Getafe player had addressed him on the touchline.
“He disrespected me. I will not repeat what he told me,” Koeman commented after the match.
According to the Movistar cameras at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, everything started from a challenge involving Sergino Dest, in which he struggles for the ball with Nyom. Behind his back, Nyom seems to address Koeman, although his words are not directly appreciated, as his back is turned.
Koeman, surprised and laughing, comments on it to the fourth official, although he, busy with other tasks, does not pay much attention to the coach. Later, the Dutchman, already a little more angry, turns to Nyom, pointing his finger at him and asking for more respect.
Yet it wasn’t just Koeman that Nyom ruffled during the feisty encounter on Saturday night, with young winger Ansu Fati also getting an earful from the former West Bromwich Albion man.
Fati went down after Nyom collided with him in the penalty area, and when referee Carlos Soto Grado didn’t point to the spot, the teenager was up in arms.
Nyom didn’t quite see it the same way and accused the teenager of theatrics, and the words were picked up by TV cameras at the ground.
“Eighteen years old and you dive like that?” Nyom said to the Barcelona winger.