Barça's Koeman: I don't think it was my last game, I have a contract

The Dutchman still hopes to be in charge of Barcelona next summer

Adrià Fernández

Ronald Koeman doesn't think Saturday's win over Eibar was his last in charge of Barcelona as the season came to an end.

Barça end the season third in the table thanks to Antoine Griezmann's goal, outside the top two for the time since 2008.

However, Koeman doesn't think Barça's implosion in recent weeks -- just two wins from their final six league games -- will cost him his job.

"I don't think it's my last (game as coach)," he said. "I have a contract and... I don't know. You talk a lot about this but I am calm. If there's something the club want to change, they have to speak with me."  

Instead, Koeman suggested Barcelona's failings this season were down to a lack of quality in the squad.

He said: "The moment we arrived, we took on a squad that was already put together. (Our) only signing was (Sergiño) Dest. And for me, this squad is not at the level we want to have at Barca. That's clear.

"Many people at the club think the same. We're trying to improve the squad. There are older players, with all respect, that have shown they have the level for this team. And there are a lot of young players, who have to learn more, gain more experience.

"They're going to improve as players. But the squad is not finished and it can't be made in just one season, either."



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