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Setien: My relationship with Messi is good

Posted Monday, July 20, 2020 by Goal.com36 hits

Barcelona boss Quique Setien insisted he and Lionel Messi have a strong relationship after a palate-cleansing thumping of Deportivo Alaves got rid of a bad taste in the mouth. Morale was low after Thursday's 2-1 home defeat to Osasuna, which came on a night when Real Madrid clinched the LaLiga title, having overtaken Barcelona on the final lap. But now Barcelona are looking forward to their ...Full Story »

Barca's Setien unfazed by Messi outburst, won't resign

Posted Sunday, July 19, 2020 by ESPN43 hits

Beleaguered Barcelona coach Quique Setien has said he did not feel criticised by Lionel Messi's outburst after Thursday's shock 2-1 defeat to Osasuna and insists he has not thought about resigning. Messi branded Barca "inconsistent" and "weak" in an angry postmatch interview after Real Madrid were crowned La Liga champions for the first time since 2017. The forward also said performances sin...Full Story »

Barcelona president holds crisis talks with Quique Setien after La Liga failure - sources

Posted Saturday, July 18, 2020 by ESPN35 hits

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu held crisis talks with coach Quique Setien on Friday with the team in a delicate situation after losing La Liga to Real Madrid, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Bartomeu wanted to assess the coach's state of mind and if Setien feels strong enough to lead Barcelona through the crisis. Sources told ESPN that Setien will manage the team on Sunday in the la...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Setien's relationship with players strained - sources

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by ESPN57 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien's relationship with his players is already showing signs of straining, with various sources having told ESPN they didn't click from day one. Barca led La Liga in January when Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked after the Spanish Supercopa defeat to Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia. However, Saturday's 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo, coupled with Real Madrid...Full Story »

Furious Barcelona stars 'confronted Quique Setien for bringing on Antoine Griezmann after Celta Vigo draw'

Posted Monday, June 29, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk66 hits

Players were said to be unhappy at the introduction of Antoine Griezmann Credit: Getty Images - Getty FURIOUS Barcelona players were involved in a heated row with manager Quique Setien after the draw with Celta Vigo, according to reports in Spain. Barca stars were said to be unimpressed with several Setien decisions in the 2-2 draw - including the introduction of Antoine Griezmann and Arthur M...Full Story »

Setien: Real Madrid won't win all their games either

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2020 by Marca.com29 hits

Quique Setien is remaining optimistic over Barcelona's title chances in LaLiga Santander. The Blaugrana's draw at Sevilla on Friday night opens the door for Real Madrid to take top spot later this weekend. Gerard Pique spoke negatively about the result after the game and its impact on Barcelona's title push. "It's the frustration of the moment," Setien said when asked about Pique's comments...Full Story »

Setien: I'd be very happy to have Neymar at Barcelona

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2020 by Marca.com58 hits

Quique Setien has admitted that he'd be happy to have Neymar in his squad at Barcelona. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is once again being linked with a return to the Camp Nou this summer. "I'd be very happy to be able to coach Neymar, absolutely," Setien told BeIN Sports USA. "We're talking about a top-class player, no one can deny that." Setien also responded to Lionel Messi's comments ...Full Story »

Quique Setien hails Barcelona’s mental strength after win over Real Sociedad

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA40 hits

Barcelona coach Quique Setien felt his side deserved credit for coming through “a tremendously complicated game” with a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad following a late penalty given on VAR review.The spotlight was back on Setien in the fall-out from last weekend’s El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid.After a largely frustrating evening at the Nou Camp against the Copa Del Rey finalists...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Setien adamant he retains support of dressing room

Posted Saturday, March 07, 2020 by PA59 hits

Quique Setien insists he has full control of the Barcelona dressing room after a difficult week for the Catalan giants.A report in the Catalan press following last weekend’s 2-0 El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid – which saw their great rivals hurdle them at the top of La Liga – said Setien had lost support of the squad.Subsequent reports have suggested that some squad members ha...Full Story »

Setien takes positives out of Barcelona’s draw with Napoli

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA34 hits

Barcelona coach Quique Setien felt his side had put themselves into a positive position after leaving Napoli with 1-1 draw from the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.Antoine Griezmann struck what could prove to be a crucial away goal for the LaLiga side in the second half, which cancelled out a fine opener from Napoli midfielder Dries Mertens.The Italians, who had won four of their...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Eibar - Setien urges players to treat Eibar clash like a cup final

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2020 by PA72 hits

Quique Setien admits Barcelona are treating Saturday’s visit of struggling Eibar like a cup final as they prepare to embark on a tough run of fixtures which are likely to make or break their season.While Barca will be expected to see off 16th-placed Eibar without many problems, Setien has warned his players not to take the Basque minnows lightly at the Nou Camp.That is partly so Barca do n...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Getafe - We'll find a solution to striker crisis: Quique Setien

Posted Friday, February 14, 2020 by PA70 hits

Barcelona boss Quique Setien maintains he will work with what he already has if the club are unable to bring in a striker on an emergency transfer. Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for six months after undergoing surgery on a leg injury, while Luis Suarez is recovering from a knee problem. Barcelona have requested special dispensation to sign another attacker outside the transfer window to...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Setien: Clearly we need to sign a striker

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com58 hits

Barcelona coach Quique Setien admits they need to sign a striker to cover the injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. The likes of Willian Jose, Loren Moron and Lucas Perez have all been linked with Barcelona, but first they must receive permission from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sign a replacement for the Frenchman. "If the arrival of a No.9 is possible, he should be as ...Full Story »

Real Betis vs Barcelona - Setien looking forward to 'special' clash against former club

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA66 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien is expecting a “special game” as he returns to former club Real Betis on Sunday for the first time since stepping into his new role.The 61-year-old left the Andalusian club in May before replacing the dismissed Ernesto Valverde at the helm of Barcelona in January.His Betis departure came after a spell of poor form saw finish tenth place in the La Liga ...Full Story »

Setien felt Barcelona deserved better after Copa del Rey defeat to Bilbao

Posted Friday, February 07, 2020 by PA40 hits

​​Quique Setien felt his Barcelona side had deserved better than to be handed a shock 1-0 stoppage-time defeat in their Copa del Rey quarter-final at Athletic Bilbao.Barcelona were looking to stay on course for a seventh straight final appearance, but their run ended in San Mames, where Inaki Williams’ header clinched a dramatic victory.Extra-time and the possibly a penalty sho...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona - Barcelona boss Setien not interested in Messi-Abidal spat

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by PA64 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien believes there are problems at clubs all round the world in response to Lionel Messi’s row with Eric Abidal.Club director Abidal claimed in a Spanish newspaper that a number of Barcelona players were not working hard enough under Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked last month.But in a lengthy Instagram post, Messi, who played alongside Abidal, took aim at his f...Full Story »

Setien wants more from Barcelona players despite big win over Leganes

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020 by PA40 hits

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien has called for more from his players despite a 5-0 win over Leganes in the Copa del Rey last 16.Lionel Messi struck a second-half brace after Frenchmen Antoine Griezmann and Clement Lenglet put the hosts two up at half-time.Substitute Arthur was also on target to help Barca cruise into the quarter-finals and bounce back from the weekend’s LaLiga defeat to...Full Story »

Setien admits interest in adding striker to Barcelona squad in this window

Posted Thursday, January 30, 2020 by PA41 hits

Quique Setien has admitted he would welcome another striker at Barcelona should the club pull off a January signing.The Catalan giants are trying to add a new recruit this month to offset Luis Suarez’s knee injury that will keep the Uruguay forward out of action for four months.Barcelona will host Leganes in the Copa del Rey last 16 on Thursday, with the club appearing to have failed in a ...Full Story »

Setien: Players may not have got my message

Posted Sunday, January 26, 2020 by PA44 hits

Barcelona boss Quique Setien conceded that he may not have explained things properly to his players ahead of their 2-0 defeat at Valencia – his first loss since taking the helm.Barcelona had the lion’s share of possession at Mestalla but that statistic counted for nothing as Valencia produced the game’s best chances and scored two second-half goals to take maximum points.Marc-A...Full Story »

Valencia inflict first defeat of Setien reign on Barcelona

Posted Sunday, January 26, 2020 by PA22 hits

Quique Setien suffered his first defeat as Barcelona boss as Valencia secured a 2-0 victory at Mestalla to preserve their unbeaten home record in LaLiga this season.Marc-Andre Ter Stegen produced a string of top saves to keep Barcelona in the game in the first half, denying Maxi Gomez from the penalty spot after Gerard Pique had brought down Jose Gaya in the area, before tipping another Gomez sh...Full Story »

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