Bartomeu is confident that Setién will direct at the UCL and that Messi will continue at Barça

Bartomeu is confident that Setién will direct at the UCL and that Messi will continue at Barça

The Barcelona president wants the coach to fulfill his contract and has no doubt that the Argentine 10 will remain at the Barcelona club.

Josep Maria Bartomeu He referred to two important cases within the Blaugrana squad: Quique Setién, who is said to be leaving the club after the current season, except for the results, and Lionel Messi, about which he does not doubt that he will continue in the team.

On TV3’s Onze program, the president of Barcelona He reviewed the sporting moment of the entity, spoke of the coach’s contract and the possible renewal of the Argentine 10, among the most important issues added to his statements about Lautaro Martínez, for whom he assured that “negotiations are stopped”.

“I have no doubt, Messi will continue at Barça”

About the future of Rosario, the manager said: “With Messi we talked, we have talked and we will talk. He is the best player in the history of football, he has years of football ahead and he is in top form. I have no doubt that he will continue in the Barça, your future is here in football and after football. “

“We want Setien to fulfill his contract”

Regarding the Cantabrian, the Catalan insisted: “Quique Setién will lead the team in the Champions League, an interesting Champions League, with a different format … Our will is to fulfill the contract with Setien and that it be next season. When we went to seeing his house was to plan for the future. “

“The VAR has not failed, but the management of the VAR”

The president culé also spoke of the technological tool and continued with his criticism: “The VAR has not made La Liga more difficult, because we have had a series of draws, but it is a VAR that we believe should be more in line with La League. There have been decisions that have always gone in the same direction. It is not an accusation, we want there to be a very clear VAR protocol, it must be reviewed. What has failed is the management of the VAR. “

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