A run of poor results has put the Catalan giants all but out of the race for the league crown, putting the manager’s position in jeopardy.
Ronald Koeman feels “badly treated” at Barcelona amid rising uncertainty over his future at the club.
Barcelona blew a golden opportunity to rise to the summit of the La Liga table when they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against Granada. Two draws in the last two outings further diminished their chances of catching league leaders Atletico Madrid.
Koeman finds himself under intense pressure with his side, as things stand, heading towards a third-place finish, although they mathematically remain in the title race.
The Blaugrana crashed out of the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage under their former defender, although he did guided the team to Copa del Rey triumph.
“Yes, I feel badly treated in the last two weeks if you judge a season on the last two weeks,” said Koeman, via Marca.
“You have to judge the Copa del Rey, the players…I’ve heard in the media what we’ve had a very bad season and I don’t agree.
“I think the important thing is to believe, continue and hope. We know that the chances of winning are small, but if there are still options, you have to win and wait.”