Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Barcelona https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/barcelona Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:21:18 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Eibar coach Mendilibar: Barcelona should be happy with Valverde]]> <p>Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was full of praise for his former teammate and Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde after their 3-0 loss.</p><p>Valverde got the better of Mendilibar in this one and the Eibar coach reflected on Barcelona's up-and-down start to the season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/eibar-coach-mendilibar-barcelona-should-be-happy-with-valverde-4301258?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was full of praise for his former teammate and Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde after their 3-0 loss.

Valverde got the better of Mendilibar in this one and the Eibar coach reflected on Barcelona's up-and-down start to the season.

"It's not normal for them to lose twice early on, when they usually lose just a couple of times over a whole season," he said after the match.

"They're a great team and they have a great coach.

"Don't doubt him at any point because he's the best Barcelona have."

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<![CDATA[Eibar coach Mendilibar: Barcelona attack back to their best]]> <p>Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was impressed by Barcelona's attack after their 3-0 loss.</p><p>For Mendilibar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez looked extra sharp after two weeks off.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/eibar-coach-mendilibar-barcelona-attack-back-to-their-best-4301257?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was impressed by Barcelona's attack after their 3-0 loss.

For Mendilibar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez looked extra sharp after two weeks off.

"You could tell that Messi and Suarez hadn't been away with their national teams," the coach said.

"They were really fresh and were Barcelona's best two players.

"You could tell that they were plugged in from the start, with spark.

"They brought the ball out from the back really well and we had to run a lot.

"It was hard to take something away from the game.

"We did a bit more in the first half, but in the second half we couldn't create chances.

"Maybe I made mistakes and not the players."

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<![CDATA[Holland coach Ronald Koeman has big club clause]]> <p>Holland coach Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract that would release him to take over at Barcelona.</p><p>The sporting director of the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB), Nico-Jan Hoogma, revealed in an interview with Fox Sports that Koeman has a clause in his contract that would enable teams to hire him after the conclusion of the 2020 European Championship, assuming they pay a fee.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/holland-coach-ronald-koeman-has-big-club-clause-4301254?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Holland coach Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract that would release him to take over at Barcelona.

The sporting director of the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB), Nico-Jan Hoogma, revealed in an interview with Fox Sports that Koeman has a clause in his contract that would enable teams to hire him after the conclusion of the 2020 European Championship, assuming they pay a fee.

"Agreements were reached in this regard [for Koeman to leave], but [teams] would have to pay to do so," Hoogma explained, without stating how much it would cost to terminate Koeman's contract.

However, Hoogma did state that he hopes that Koeman will see out his contract in charge of the Oranje, which includes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

"The success of the Dutch national team can help him, but I hope we finish this process and work together until the World Cup in Qatar," he noted.

"I hope we can work together for a long time because I think it's going very well."

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<![CDATA[Anderlecht whizkid Lokonga offered to Man City, Barcelona]]> <p>Interest is growing in Anderlecht whizkid Albert Sambi Lokonga.</p><p>The 19 year-old whizkid is off contract in June and is eager to leave the struggling Belgian giants.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/anderlecht-whizkid-lokonga-offered-to-man-city-barcelona-4301195?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Interest is growing in Anderlecht whizkid Albert Sambi Lokonga.

The 19 year-old whizkid is off contract in June and is eager to leave the struggling Belgian giants.

Marca says agents for Lokonga have offered him to Manchester City, Barcelona and Sevilla.

The youngster can negotiate pre-contract terms with foreign clubs from January 1.

The 19-year-old is a Belgium U21 international.

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<![CDATA[Man Utd plotting Barcelona double raid]]> <p>Manchester United are lining up a double raid on Barcelona, according to Catalan sources.</p><p>Mundo Deportivo says United will bid for Ivan Rakitic in January.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-plotting-barcelona-double-raid-4301194?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United are lining up a double raid on Barcelona, according to Catalan sources.

Mundo Deportivo says United will bid for Ivan Rakitic in January.

The Croatia midfielder, 31, has lost his first team place this season to summer arrival Frenkie de Jong.

And there's an acceptance inside Rakitic's camp that he needs to move on during the winter market.

Along with Rakitic, United are also interested in Barca teammate Ousmane Dembele.

The France attacker is also struggling for minutes after Barca's summer swoop for Antoine Griezmann.

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<![CDATA[Barcelona coach Valverde: Set Real Madrid game before first-half season over]]> <p>Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was pleased with their easy 3-0 win at Eibar.</p><p>It was a surprisingly comfortable afternoon for Barcelona given Eibar's tendency to lift their game against the big teams at home.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-coach-valverde-set-real-madrid-game-before-first-half-season-over-4301164?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was pleased with their easy 3-0 win at Eibar.

It was a surprisingly comfortable afternoon for Barcelona given Eibar's tendency to lift their game against the big teams at home.

"Ipurua is the litmus test," he said.

"They put a lot of pressure on you.

"You have to be very attentive to defend these crosses and counter very quickly.

"Everyone suffers here, we did today."

Barcelona no longer have a LaLiga Santander fixture next weekend after El Clasico was called off for security reasons.

"I hope and I trust that we play this match before the end of the first round of fixtures, or at least before the end of the season," Valverde said.

"It's fashionable to not agree on anything on political issues.

"I hope that [there is an agreement] in this.

"I don't think it's too difficult."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona coach Valverde pleased with De Jong after victory over Eibar]]> <p>Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was happy with Frenkie de Jong's performance after victory over Eibar.</p><p>De Jong played a key part in the victory and was applauded off by the home fans when he was substituted.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-coach-valverde-pleased-with-de-jong-after-victory-over-eibar-4301163?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was happy with Frenkie de Jong's performance after victory over Eibar.

De Jong played a key part in the victory and was applauded off by the home fans when he was substituted.

"He's having a great start to the season," Valverde said about the midfielder.

"We've seen that he gives us a lot for the strength that he has, as much in attack as in defence.

"This is why the crowd recognised him."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona coach Valverde happy with attacking trio for victory over Eibar]]> <p>Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was happy with victory over Eibar.</p><p>Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann each scored a goal at Ipurua during the 3-0 win.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-coach-valverde-happy-with-attacking-trio-for-victory-over-eibar-4301162?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was happy with victory over Eibar.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann each scored a goal at Ipurua during the 3-0 win.

After a few difficult matches, it looks like the three frontmen are finally starting to understand each other on the pitch.

"It's a question of time and of playing matches," Valverde said about his front three.

"In the end, great players always find each other [on the pitch] and know where their teammates will be and know where the pass will go.

"They've participated and worked very hard.

"This is the reward.

"They scored a goal each, they understood each other well.

"The new players are finding their place and trying to understand each other.

"It's a question of time before they understand each other better."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona ease to victory at Eibar]]> <p>Barcelona are top of the La Liga table as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earned them victory at Eibar.</p><p>They were on their way to a fifth successive win in all competitions in the 13th minute when Griezmann fired low past goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-ease-to-victory-at-eibar-4301119?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona are top of the La Liga table as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earned them victory at Eibar.

They were on their way to a fifth successive win in all competitions in the 13th minute when Griezmann fired low past goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic.

Suarez had an effort ruled out for offside after the break before Argentine Messi slotted in the second.

Messi then provided a square ball to Suarez who tapped in the third.

It was a unselfish gesture from the 32-year-old forward having forsaken an almost certain 17th league goal in 10 games against these opponents.

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<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic takes aim at Man City boss Guardiola]]> <p>LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again taken aim at his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.</p><p>The former Manchester United striker told Gazzetta dello Sport why he doesn't get on with Manchester City boss Guardiola:</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ibrahimovic-takes-aim-at-man-city-boss-guardiola-4301113?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again taken aim at his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

The former Manchester United striker told Gazzetta dello Sport why he doesn't get on with Manchester City boss Guardiola:

"When we faced each other, he hid," recalled the Swede.

"He waited for me to pass and then get out of the locker room.

"As a coach he is a phenomenon, but as a man..."

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