After their shocking 1-0 defeat to Getafe on Saturday, Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was seen arguing with opposite number Jose Bordalas at the end of the match.
The Dutchman after speaking to the Madrid side manager about the winger’s behaviour claimed that Getafe player Allan Nyom had insulted him during the game.
Koeman explained this in the post-match news conference that the Cameroon international Nyom had disrespected him.
“I told him (Bordalas) that his number 12 (Nyom) had shown me a lack of respect, he had said two or three very ugly things to me which I won’t repeat. He insulted me,” said the Catalans boss.
“I told Bordalas that he needs to speak to his player, because we cannot tolerate that type of behaviour in modern football.”
Bordalas, however, said he did not think his player had disrespected Koeman in the game.
“I’m here to talk about football, not about controversy. I haven’t spoken to the boy, I will tomorrow, but I doubt that Nyom would do that, I know him well,” said the Getafe coach.
“He’s very competitive, but he’s a very respectful person. I don’t allow bad behaviour among my players but I doubt that Nyom insulted him.”
In what was their first loss of the season after four matches, thanks to Jaime Mata’s second-half penalty kick, Koeman doesn’t think the decision was totally a fair one.
“I don’t know if it was a penalty, it looked like they were looking for it and we fell into the trap. I don’t know if we had VAR or not today,” he said.
“I don’t like to talk about referees, but if you watch the match and see how many fouls they made and how many cards were given out, then you can make your own mind up.”
Bordalas side who have a reputation for being one of the most difficult sides to face in the La Liga, committed 20 fouls compared to Barcelona’s nine in the game, receiving four yellow cards; one more than the visitor.
“We knew this was a very difficult ground to come to but we tried to create passages of play and move the ball around quickly and they kept disrupting that with fouls,” Koeman added.