The Catalan side made a much better show in a 5-0 victory over Alaves on Sunday to end their LaLiga season at high.
Barca had a deep understanding of the situation
Quique Setien said Barcelona held direct talks following Osasuna’s defeat on Thursday. The Catalan side made a much better show in a 5-0 victory over Alaves on Sunday to end their LaLiga season at high. “We had a deep understanding of the situation, and everyone had a lot of excitement for the Champions League,” Setien said. “We spoke and clarified a few things. “This outcome allows us to go into the future with more faith and a different moral state. It was only a few days from the last game, but it was enough to prepare for an important game mentally. We should have finished the season by more a quality note after having been very negative before. Beating Alaves was a reward for coming through it ourselves.”
In those days, in between the two games, there was a lot of talk about the future of Setien as head coach of Barcelona. “I was always calm,” he continued. “I’m not concerned with my future, but the club, and just another piece in the mass club, and I’m not worried about these things. I’m focused on work. There are things that I cannot control. I always felt backed and supported. If it weren’t, a different decision would have to be made. After a critical attitude to the team after losing to Osasuna. Lionel Messi played a big role in the victory over Alaves. His participation is always very disturbing for the opposition,” Setien said of his captain.
Let’s hope we can enjoy him as we have done for many years. My relationship with him, like the rest, is more or less. Some are more open than others, but our relationship is good.”