After the Catalans sacked coach Ernesto Valverde, they announced their new commander: Quique Setien!
The former Real Betis manager was officially introduced in Barcelona on Tuesday. The coach has already commanded the first training session of the team and made it clear in a press conference that he intends to rescue the football that made the club famous worldwide.
“Usually, on the teams, I go to, I just guarantee that my team will play well. Everyone saw that there was an identity. I say this because we saw the team here playing well almost always.
I have no extensive curriculum, no titles, only what I have shown is that this philosophy delights me. What I’ve done is Betis, Las Palmas, and Lugo, who played football well, “
Setien also set his goal at Barca and reported the way to achieve it.
“My goal is to win everything that can be won. There is no other way to improve each year and get as many titles as possible, besides playing well. The best way to victory is to play well. It is important to associate this.”
The new coach of Barcelona signed a contract with the club until the end of June 2022. Before the official presentation, the coach commanded his first training session with the main team. Quique Setien has in the Catalan team his biggest career challenge so far.
“Not in my best dreams could I imagine being here. I am a very emotional person. Today is a special day for me and soon, I need to thank you. The hope and enthusiasm with which I face this goal are, without a doubt, the most important, which I will try to convey to the players ”, he concluded.
Setien’s presentation seemed like Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid. They both demonstrated to be emotionally affected. Lopetegui couldn’t thrive at Real Madrid though. Will Setien be able to last longer than six months commanding Barcelona?
He will face a lot of adversities, but I think that above all, he needs to build a good relationship with Argentine Lionel Messi as soon as possible.
It’s clear for everyone out there that the Barcelona’s number 10 and captain has a heavy influence over the squad, and can easily sack Setien by himself if he wants to.
Let’s see if Setien will be able to, at least, deliver what he is promising being able to do.