Barça coach Koeman insists he doesn't fear for future after Bayern loss

The Dutchman says he's only focusing on preparing for the game against Granada

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Jordi Delgado

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman spoke to the press on Sunday ahead of Monday's game against Granada in LaLiga.

Koeman has been criticised following the defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, with speculation rife about his job prospects once again.

In that respect, the Dutchman said "I do not fear for my future" and that "there are people for and people against Ronald Koeman and that's not going to change. They can speak. I don't."

He added: "A lot depends on the team's results, but it's also exaggerated. There are a lot of changes in the team, players injured, a lot of youngsters. People that know will surely say that we're going through a change, you need time.

"But what matters is winning games. There were questions before Bayern if I'm going to renew my contract, we lose 3-0, now there are questions if I fear for my future. I don't think it's normal."

Asked if he feels protected, Koeman said: "The president came out the other day, no need to repeat it in that sense. I think I am more realistic than opportunistic.

"More than a year ago, Barça lost 8-2 against Bayern, playing with Messi, Griezmann, Suarez. The other day, we ended with Mingueza 22, Araujo 22, Balde 18, Garcia 20, Gavi 17, Pedri 18, Demir 19... and we're all waiting to have Ansu Fati, 18, back as well."  

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