The match provides an exam for the head coach – one that he hopes to pass with impressive results and performances. He still hasn’t overseen either of them during his tenure as Blaugrana boss, which has led some of his players to reveal about his leadership.
Setien – Under microscope
Quique Setien will be under observation when Barca take on Napoli in the Champions League. The match provides an exam for the head coach – one that he hopes to pass with impressive results and performances. He still hasn’t overseen either of them during his tenure as Blaugrana boss. Which has led some of his players to reveal about his leadership. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, and Antoine Griezmann all remark about Setien, who has put out the flares so far. Messi’s views on the coach are most relevant, given that he questioned the team’s chances of winning the Champions League under Setien earlier this year. “It’s not enough for the Champions League,” he said after losing out on the LaLiga title. “I said it wasn’t enough for Europe and not even enough for LaLiga.”
Managers are for to analyze all situations
Suarez was yet another to question Setien’s tactical ability after a draw with Celta Vigo at Balaidos. “That’s what coaches are for – to analyze this kind of situation,” he said. “We give everything on the field, and we were left with the feeling that, away from home. We are dropping a lot of points that we would not have done in other seasons”. Griezmann’s family members swore on social media after the French forward played just one minute against Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou. “You need to have the keys to the truck. And you are not, you are only a passenger,” Griezmann’s father published, referring to Setien. Elsewhere, Vidal also hinted at Setien’s uncertain future at Barcelona. “When the season is over, Barcelona’s future should be well chosen,” said the Chilean.
“Whether the coach nor the players are going to stay. Because Barcelona always have to fight for every trophy”. Now, with the defeat at LaLiga, Setien has a chance to give his position and project a boost in the Champions League. The Spaniard knows full well that the competition results will determine his future and the future of many of his players.