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Koeman slams disrespectful Getafe star after Barcelona’s shock defeat

Allan Nyom, Getafe, FC Barcelona, Ronald Koeman
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Ronald Koeman was left very unimpressed by the ‘lack of respect’ shown by Getafe’s Allan Nyom during Barcelona’s shock LaLiga defeat.

Jaime Mata’s 56th-minute penalty sealed Getafe a surprise 1-0 victory on Saturday in La Liga. It also condemned Koeman to his first loss as Barcelona manager, leaving him with just a point from his last two outings.

The Blaugrana only had themselves to blame after failing to create enough chances at the Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Their second-half performance, in particular, left Koeman very disappointed.

But the behavior of Getafe full-back Nyom was what left the Dutch coach most angered about after the match.

“I told him [Getafe coach Jose 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 Koeman as quoted in the Daily Mail.

“I told Bordalas that he needs to speak to his player, because we cannot tolerate that type of behaviour in modern football.”

Koeman’s Getafe counterpart, Jose Bordalas, said on the accusations: “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.

“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.”