Barcelona boss insists that “this can happen to anyone.”Typically, the prolific Leo Messi could not score in six of his last seven games and was a peripheral figure in Sunday’s 2-0 match, El Clasico losing to Real Madrid.
This can happen to anyone
Argentine phenom Lionel Messi’s lean spell before the goal does not cause panic for Quique Setien. Barcelona coach insists that “this can happen to anyone.” Typically, the prolific Messi could not score in six of his last seven games and was a peripheral figure in Sunday’s 2-0 match, El Clasico losing to Real Madrid. That uncharacteristic Lionel run of the uniform coincided with the fact that Barca lost first place in La Liga. They knocked out of Copa del Rey and won 1-1 in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League draw with Napoli. However, speaking on the eve of Saturday’s home game with Real Sociedad. Quique said he was not at all worried about Messi’s sheer recession.
Messi has chances
“I don’t care that he hasn’t scored recently,” Setien said. “If he scored, it would be superior, but it never bothered me.”He has chances, and the most important thing is that possibilities been generated.”He has been scoring goals for 14 years. If he has a period in which he scores less, it doesn’t matter.”Setien also does not want to attach too much importance to the recent defeat of El Clasico. The reigning champions came under even closer scrutiny after an explicit surge during the game by assistant coach Eder Sarabia, which, according to Setien, is “a bit awkward.”
Defeat at Madrid will not affect us
Given the pressure on the coach’s shoulders, the visit of Real Sociedad, which enjoys a six-match victory race, including the semi-final triumph of Copa del Rey, is a significant challenge for Setien, who is nevertheless excited. “I’m calm because I know that we will face the game. Having got over the defeat from Real Madrid, According to him, Barca is one point behind the Madrid team, which does not play until Sunday, we are aware that we have generated seven goals, which is a significant amount. This defeat will not affect us. “I understand that Barca and Real Madrid are tough to win through to the end.” The League is very complicated, complicated to win matches against any team. We are motivated to keep the pace that we want.”
On the subject of set fire to Sarabia, Setien said that his assistant did not need to change his ways, but conceded that he should moderate his language. “He just has to control how he expresses himself a little, but he will retain his character, and that’s like that.” Quique will be without Arthur injured who injured ankle, but the coach does not know how long the midfielder will be out. “He has pain, what- it’s discomfort, and we need to see how it develops with treatment,” Setien said.