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Ronald Koeman ‘considers leaving Sergi Roberto out’ for Barcelona clash with Granada

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Ronald Koeman ‘considers leaving Sergi Roberto out’ for Barcelona clash with Granada after being left in ‘streams of tears’ after being booed by his own fans during defeat to Bayern Munich

  • Ronald Koeman considers taking Sergio Roberto out against Granada
  • Roberto was booed by some of his own fans during the defeat to Bayern Munich
  • Although Koeman has no options, he can choose to protect the 29-year-old











Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is considering removing Sergi Roberto from the team to face Granada to protect him from criticism from supporters.

The 29-year-old, who has spent his entire career at Barcelona so far, was attacked this week with cheers and cheers from some fans during their 3-0 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. There were also whistles aimed at Roberto when he was replaced.

Roberto would be left in tears and, as Marca reports, Koeman can now leave him at home in Granada on Monday.

Ronald Koeman considers leaving Sergi Roberto out for the game against Granada

Koeman wants to protect Roberto after he was booed by his own fans against Bayern Munich

Koeman wants to protect Roberto after he was booed by his own fans against Bayern Munich

Roberto’s versatility, who can play as a right-back or in midfield, is seen as useful by Koeman, who is out of players due to injury.

Sergio Dest could be deployed as a right-back, with a youngster like Nico Gonzalez, Gavi or Yusuf Demir potentially starting in midfield.

Despite the criticism he has received, Roberto is on the brink of signing a new contract with Barcelona, ​​with his current contract expiring at the end of the season.

Roberto is expected to put a two-year contract extension on paper.

Gerard Pique jumped in Roberto’s defense after the treatment he received against Bayern.

Gerard Pique jumped in Roberto's defense after he was booed by his own supporters

Gerard Pique jumped in Roberto’s defense after he was booed by his own supporters

As reported by Marca, Pique said: “The whistles hurt me a lot because I know Sergi Roberto and he is a spectacular person who loves this club.

“I want to remind people that fullback is not his natural position. He is a midfielder but makes sacrifices to adapt and play in other positions.

“People are free to protest, but it hurts me to hear it.”

Roberto has played 308 games for Barcelona since his debut in 2010.

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