Barcelona’s new coach, Quique Setien, met with the press. It’s believed that Barcelona may struggle against FC Ibiza without Lionel Messi.
Are you signing a new striker in January?
Spanish journalists asked Quique about a new striker. Spanish coach noted that signing a new footballer could a new challenge for him. At the same time, Luis Suarez is injured and may be out of service for the next eight weeks. It’s believed that Luis Suarez can return to the pitch by the end of March. 8 weeks are crucial for Quique Setien’s team. The coach said that it’s possible to see Barcelona’s new striker shortly.
Playing without Lionel Messi
Quique said that playing without Messi could be an issue. At the same time, the coach believes that he has already convinced the players that they can win without Lionel Messi. Quique said that Messi needs more time for recovery and rest, so other team players have to prove their worth in the team.
Importance of Copa Del Rey
Setien said that he liked Copa Del Rey as a player and as a coach. It’s a chance to diversify the squad and bring new players into the action.
On the possibility to see the departure of any player from Barcelona
As you may know, Ernesto Valverde could not keep up with Rakitic. Croatian players even said that Barcelona’s coach has no trust in him. After Quique’s arrival, Rakitic played one match, and it was from a starting line-up.
Quique Setien said that all the players are essential to him. Spanish coach mentioned the formation that he wants the team to play. Quique noted that current formation and strategy is perfect for every player.
Who will be the main goalkeeper on Copa Del Rey?
Quique said that he has no favorite goalkeeper. Any keeper can play at any tournament if they work harder.