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Louis van Gaal factors finger at Barcelona for ‘blaming foreigners’ for poor begin to the season


‘It is typical Barcelona… when issues go dangerous, they at all times search for the foreigners’: Louis van Gaal BLASTS his former membership for scapegoating his Holland stars Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay over hunch

  • Barcelona have endured a troublesome begin to the season and are ninth in LaLiga
  • They misplaced their opening two Champions League matches to Bayern and Benfica
  • Ronald Koeman is underneath immense stress and Dutch stars have been criticised
  • But Louis van Gaal took purpose at folks on the Catalan membership for blaming foreigners  











Holland head coach Louis van Gaal has taken purpose at Barcelona for ‘blaming foreigners’ with the Catalan membership within the midst of a disaster on and off the pitch. 

Ronald Koeman’s aspect have endured a troublesome begin to the season and are at the moment ninth within the LaLiga desk – additionally they misplaced their opening two Champions League video games to Bayern Munich and Benfica, each by a 3-0 scoreline. 

Strain is mounting on the Barca boss and Dutch stars Frenkie De Jong and Memphis Depay have additionally come underneath hearth – but Van Gaal leapt to the defence of his compatriots this week. 

Holland head coach Louis van Gaal has taken aim at Barcelona for 'blaming foreigners'

Holland head coach Louis van Gaal has taken purpose at Barcelona for ‘blaming foreigners’

Ronald Koeman's side have endured a difficult start to the season and are ninth in LaLiga

Ronald Koeman’s aspect have endured a troublesome begin to the season and are ninth in LaLiga

Requested about his countryman being scrutinised, he mentioned: ‘Frenkie de Jong, criticised?’

‘It is typical Barcelona. When you may have the nice contributions he is had previously two years, there’s not an excessive amount of to fret about.

‘[But] when issues go dangerous, folks in Barcelona at all times search for the foreigners [to blame].’

Van Gaal, who’s managing his nation for the third time, coached Barcelona from 1997-2000 and 2002-2003. 

The 70-year-old additionally praised Depay, who moved from Lyon to the Nou Camp on a free switch in the summertime. 

Pressure is mounting on the likes of Dutch playmaker Frenkie De Jong at Barcelona

Strain is mounting on the likes of Dutch playmaker Frenkie De Jong at Barcelona 

Van Gaal praised Memphis Depay, who moved from Lyon to the Nou Camp in the summer

Van Gaal praised Memphis Depay, who moved from Lyon to the Nou Camp in the summertime 

‘After I take a look at the information from Memphis, I’ve by no means had a striker like this,’ he added.

‘Somebody who runs a lot, goes deep so many instances and will get into the ball a lot. That is commendable.’

Van Gaal’s Dutch aspect face Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifier this night after beating Latvia on Friday evening. 

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