Before the match against Napoli, Barcelona’s coach met with journalists. During the press-conference, Quique answered many questions.
Roma and Liverpool in mind
Quique Setien said that Barcelona’s players always think about failures. Spanish coach noted that he has spoken about that event in the dressing room. As it seems, all players have Rome and Liverpool events in mind.
Setien believes that those matches are not comparable to the current situation. The Spanish coach said that those matches are always in the past and now they have to focus on the present moment. Barcelona is different under Quique Setien and it’s visible during the matches. Quique said that the dynamics of playing have changed and every player adapted to it. That’s why Quique is favoring Barcelona in this tie.
The first match of Champions League as a coach
As you may know, Quique Setien has not trained the team that played on the Champions League. It will be a debut match for Quique as a coach. He said that the Champions League is on another level and he is very excited. According to the coach, the status of this match gives him motivation.
Meeting with Fabian Ruiz, the former Betis player
Fabian Ruiz is playing for Napoli. Quique Setien was his coach when he was playing for Real Betis. Journalists asked the coach about the meeting with Fabian Ruiz.
Setien said that Fabian is a great player and role model. According to the coach, he is also a very good person. The coach knows that the player is loved and hailed in Napoli, so it’s fantastic to see your player succeed in other countries and championships.
Leo Messi will play in the city of Maradona.
Quique Setien said that Leo is bigger than any player. There is one big difference between Maradona and Leo Messi – consistency. Quique said that Messi is doing the same thing for 14 years and no one comes close to him. At the same time, Quique said that he enjoyed watching Maradona and Cruyff playing.