Ronald Koeman 'accused youngster Riqui Puig of leaking information'

Ronald Koeman ‘accuses youngster Riqui Puig of LEAKING information from inside the Barcelona dressing room in a fury in front of his team-mates’

  • Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman accused Riqui Puig of leaking information 
  • Before the start of the season Koeman told Puig that he should find a new club 
  • Koeman was livid when the information was subsequently reported in the media 

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has accused Riqui Puig of leaking information.

Before the season got underway Koeman told Puig to look for a new club as he wasn’t going to get regular playing time.

As reported by El Pais, Koeman was livid that the news was subsequently made public and is claimed to have said ‘You’re a leak’ to Puig in front of the Barcelona dressing room.

Ronald Koeman accused youngster Riqui Puig of leaking information in front of the squad

Koeman was livid after he told Puig to find a new club and the information was then leaked

The talented young midfielder ended up staying at Barcelona but hasn’t been heavily involved, playing just three minutes in LaLiga in addition to three appearances in the Champions League.

Barcelona go into Sunday’s game at home to Levante in 10th place in LaLiga, with Koeman’s side having struggled for consistency this season.

Koeman is determined to eliminate harmful behaviours that he feels have infiltrated the Barcelona dressing room. 

Puig has barely featured for Barcelona this season, making just four appearances in total

Shortly after he was appointed Koeman sought to move the likes of Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal on.

Antoine Griezmann was heavily critical of Barcelona’s performance in their 3-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League.

Griezmann said: ‘We were not there in the first half,’ he said. ‘It was an attitude problem. We had no desire to run, no desire to work or attack. The image is very ugly. ‘ 

Barcelona will see the game against Levante as an opportunity to secure a much-needed return to winning ways. 

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