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Setien takes positives out of Barcelona’s draw with Napoli

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA7 hits

Barcelona coach Quique Setien felt his side had put themselves into a positive position after leaving Napoli with 1-1 draw from the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.Antoine Griezmann struck what could prove to be a crucial away goal for the LaLiga side in the second half, which cancelled out a fine opener from Napoli midfielder Dries Mertens.The Italians, who had won four of their...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Eibar - Setien urges players to treat Eibar clash like a cup final

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2020 by PA25 hits

Quique Setien admits Barcelona are treating Saturday’s visit of struggling Eibar like a cup final as they prepare to embark on a tough run of fixtures which are likely to make or break their season.While Barca will be expected to see off 16th-placed Eibar without many problems, Setien has warned his players not to take the Basque minnows lightly at the Nou Camp.That is partly so Barca do n...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Getafe - We'll find a solution to striker crisis: Quique Setien

Posted Friday, February 14, 2020 by PA39 hits

Barcelona boss Quique Setien maintains he will work with what he already has if the club are unable to bring in a striker on an emergency transfer. Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for six months after undergoing surgery on a leg injury, while Luis Suarez is recovering from a knee problem. Barcelona have requested special dispensation to sign another attacker outside the transfer window to...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Setien: Clearly we need to sign a striker

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com38 hits

Barcelona coach Quique Setien admits they need to sign a striker to cover the injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. The likes of Willian Jose, Loren Moron and Lucas Perez have all been linked with Barcelona, but first they must receive permission from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sign a replacement for the Frenchman. "If the arrival of a No.9 is possible, he should be as ...Full Story »

Real Betis vs Barcelona - Setien looking forward to 'special' clash against former club

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by PA38 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien is expecting a “special game” as he returns to former club Real Betis on Sunday for the first time since stepping into his new role.The 61-year-old left the Andalusian club in May before replacing the dismissed Ernesto Valverde at the helm of Barcelona in January.His Betis departure came after a spell of poor form saw finish tenth place in the La Liga ...Full Story »

Setien felt Barcelona deserved better after Copa del Rey defeat to Bilbao

Posted Friday, February 07, 2020 by PA24 hits

​​Quique Setien felt his Barcelona side had deserved better than to be handed a shock 1-0 stoppage-time defeat in their Copa del Rey quarter-final at Athletic Bilbao.Barcelona were looking to stay on course for a seventh straight final appearance, but their run ended in San Mames, where Inaki Williams’ header clinched a dramatic victory.Extra-time and the possibly a penalty sho...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona - Barcelona boss Setien not interested in Messi-Abidal spat

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by PA47 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien believes there are problems at clubs all round the world in response to Lionel Messi’s row with Eric Abidal.Club director Abidal claimed in a Spanish newspaper that a number of Barcelona players were not working hard enough under Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked last month.But in a lengthy Instagram post, Messi, who played alongside Abidal, took aim at his f...Full Story »

Setien wants more from Barcelona players despite big win over Leganes

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020 by PA25 hits

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien has called for more from his players despite a 5-0 win over Leganes in the Copa del Rey last 16.Lionel Messi struck a second-half brace after Frenchmen Antoine Griezmann and Clement Lenglet put the hosts two up at half-time.Substitute Arthur was also on target to help Barca cruise into the quarter-finals and bounce back from the weekend’s LaLiga defeat to...Full Story »

Setien admits interest in adding striker to Barcelona squad in this window

Posted Thursday, January 30, 2020 by PA25 hits

Quique Setien has admitted he would welcome another striker at Barcelona should the club pull off a January signing.The Catalan giants are trying to add a new recruit this month to offset Luis Suarez’s knee injury that will keep the Uruguay forward out of action for four months.Barcelona will host Leganes in the Copa del Rey last 16 on Thursday, with the club appearing to have failed in a ...Full Story »

Setien: Players may not have got my message

Posted Sunday, January 26, 2020 by PA27 hits

Barcelona boss Quique Setien conceded that he may not have explained things properly to his players ahead of their 2-0 defeat at Valencia – his first loss since taking the helm.Barcelona had the lion’s share of possession at Mestalla but that statistic counted for nothing as Valencia produced the game’s best chances and scored two second-half goals to take maximum points.Marc-A...Full Story »

Valencia inflict first defeat of Setien reign on Barcelona

Posted Sunday, January 26, 2020 by PA8 hits

Quique Setien suffered his first defeat as Barcelona boss as Valencia secured a 2-0 victory at Mestalla to preserve their unbeaten home record in LaLiga this season.Marc-Andre Ter Stegen produced a string of top saves to keep Barcelona in the game in the first half, denying Maxi Gomez from the penalty spot after Gerard Pique had brought down Jose Gaya in the area, before tipping another Gomez sh...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Quique Setien up for the challenge of Valencia

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 by PA27 hits

Quique Setien insists he is ready to pass his latest test as Barcelona manager ahead of his side’s trip to Valencia.The 61-year-old is poised for his third match in charge of the Spanish giants after overseeing a 1-0 LaLiga win against Granada last weekend, before Antoine Griezmann spared Barca’s blushes with a late strike in a narrow 2-1 Copa Del Rey victory over minnows UD Ibiza.Se...Full Story »

Quique Setien unimpressed by Barcelona performance against minnows UD Ibiza

Posted Thursday, January 23, 2020 by PA20 hits

Quique Setien was not happy with Barcelona after they struggled to a 2-1 win over minnows UD Ibiza in the Copa del Rey.Barca found themselves a goal down early on to Javi Perez’s strike before Antoine Griezmann spared his side’s blushes with a 72nd-minute equaliser and the winner five minutes into stoppage time.When questioned about his side’s performance, the new Barcelona bos...Full Story »

Setien: Will Messi rest? I try to convince, rather than impose

Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Marca.com59 hits

Barcelona got off to a winning start under new coach Quique Setien on Sunday night, beating Granada 1-0 at the Camp Nou, and the 61-year-old has now looked ahead to the Catalans' Copa del Rey trip to Ibiza on Wednesday night. As is often the case with new coaches at Barcelona, questions have been raised about whether Setien has the personality to say to Lionel Messi that he should rest for a ...Full Story »

Setien recorded Barcelona's third highest pass rate since the Guardiola era

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by Marca.com62 hits

Quique Setien has already made his mark on this Barcelona team. His first match in charge saw the Catalan club register their best passing statistics for the current season, with 921 out of 1,005 passes completed. This is Setien's highest passing total in LaLiga Santander, beating his previous record of 719 out of 788 completed with Real Betis. It doesn't stop there. It's also the third hig...Full Story »

No need to compare Setien to Valverde – Busquets

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by PA32 hits

Sergio Busquets refused to be drawn on comparisons between former coach Ernesto Valverde and his replacement Quique Setien after Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Granada. The Spanish Super Cup semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid 10 days ago prompted Barca to sack Valverde and replace him with ex-Real Betis coach Setien.And the 61-year-old kicked off his reign at the Nou Camp with three points...Full Story »

Messi strikes to give Setien victory in first match as Barcelona boss

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by PA32 hits

Lionel Messi’s 76th-minute winner marked new Barcelona coach Quique Setien’s first game in charge with a 1-0 victory over Granada to move back to the top of LaLiga on goal difference.The Spanish Super Cup semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid 10 days ago prompted Barca to sack Ernesto Valverde and replace him with former Real Betis coach Setien.And the 61-year-old kicked off his reign...Full Story »

Barcelona begin life under new coach Setien against Granada

Posted Saturday, January 18, 2020 by PA34 hits

Quique Setien will take charge of Barcelona for the first time when they host Granada on Sunday night.The 61-year-old is in the unusual position of taking over a side top of the table at the mid-point of the season, having been named as the replacement for Ernesto Valverde who was shown the door after a disappointing December which allowed Real Madrid to move level on goal difference.“I se...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane expects Barcelona to be the Real deal under Quique Setien

Posted Friday, January 17, 2020 by PA31 hits

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane expects Barcelona to be just as competitive under new boss Quique Setien – and accepts working in the spotlight is all part of the job.Despite Barcelona being top of LaLiga, the Catalan club announced on Monday evening that Ernesto Valverde had been sacked and replaced by Setien.Former Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol boss Valverde had guided Barca to LaL...Full Story »

Barcelona appoint Quique Setien after sacking Ernesto Valverde

Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by fourfourtwo.com81 hits

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has been sacked and replaced by Quique Setien despite the club being top of the LaLiga table. Valverde, 55, took training on Monday morning amid intense speculation his time as coach was about to come to an end and his fate was sealed later in the evening. The former Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol manager has guided Barca to LaLiga titles in each of his two full...Full Story »

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