The Catalans carry a serious risk of an early elimination from their European campaign as they risk at the rock-bottom of Group E.
Ronald Koeman is unsure about his future at Barcelona as he says it is something that’s “not in his hands”, although he insists he “feels backed by his players.”
Barcelona’s trip to Estadio da Luz on Wednesday night ended up as an embarrassment as they were humbled by Benfica 3-0.
Making it to the knockout stages of the Champions League now looks complicated for the Blaugrana, who got brushed aside by Bayern Munich with an identical scoreline on group stage matchday 1.
The crisis-stricken Spanish side lost pace in the La Liga title race as well as they sit down at sixth in the league table, five points behind leaders and bitter-rivals Real Madrid.
All things considered, Koeman appears to be on borrowed time at Camp Nou, and rumors have started to surface that he could be axed much earlier than expected.
“I can only give you my opinion of my work at the club — I feel backed by my players and their attitude,” Koeman said after the match, as ESPN reports.
“The rest, the club, I’m not sure … I can’t say any more, because I don’t know what the club thinks in that sense. It’s not in my hands.”