The Barcelona coach, who is reeling from his position, accepted that the Argentine’s warning could come in handy for the team considering the Champions League.
Quique Setién say what Lionel Messi he was right to send a warning call to his teammates in Barcelona after losing The League of Spain in the hands of Real Madrid.
Barça were defeated 2-1 at home against Osasuna on Thursday and thus gave up the crown in the domestic tournament. After the match, the Argentine crack launched harsh criticism of the current situation of the culé team, ensuring that with their current level of play they will not be able to compete in the Champions League that resumes in August in Lisbon.
“It is true that if we play as badly as in the last games, obviously it will not give us what we need to win the games. But we have also had great moments and if we play that way it can give us what we need to win. We are all aware that there are many things to improve, we must be more consistent and more reliable, “Setién said before playing against Alavés this Sunday.
“This is reality. If we can play a game like against Villarreal (4-1 victory), where everything went well, it will surely give us to win the Champions League. We must be more reliable during the 90 minutes and convince ourselves that if We give our best level, of course, we can win the Champions League, “he added.
When asked if he felt Messi’s words were directed at him, Setien commented: “No, not at all. We all say things that are misinterpreted, it is something that is lived daily. I do not give it that much importance. We all need a break , clean our minds. We will try to think in this sense. “
After being hired in January, Setién could already be on the ledge regarding his continuity in his position. On this, he commented: “The day I arrived I said that I would enjoy until the last day. I still enjoy despite the circumstances and I never thought it would be easy.”
“I am not living anything that I have not lived before. At no time did I have the feeling of wanting to leave,” he added.
Finally, he spoke of his meeting with President Josep María Bartomeu this week. “It is normal that there are meetings with the president. The meeting consisted of preparing ourselves for the future. The concern that we all have for improving is evident and we are trying to find solutions,” he concluded.
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