A landslide victory over Leganes in the Copa Del Rey event at dawn managed to silence the critics of Barcelona’s brand-new manager, Quique Setien. But in truth, the former Real Betis coach has never ignored criticism directed at him lately.
Quique Setien, 61, joined Barcelona in early January. He was trusted to replace Ernesto Valverde, as he was kicked out of the manager’s chair. Clearly Setien brings new hope in the midst of inconsistent performance of Messi et al.
Early morning WIB (31/01), Barcelona won a victory over Leganes with a landslide score of 5-0. The victory not only sealed the ticket to the last eight of the Copa Del Rey, but also silenced the critics.
Yes, Barcelona coach Quique Setien has been the target of criticism after the defeat of Valencia last weekend. Naturally, the defeat made Barcelona displaced from the top of the standings.
But, in the midst of criticism that had flooded him, Setien felt still confident in his abilities. Because, the former Real Betis coach received full support from the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu.
“Bartomeu always gives me full confidence, and that he will give me time. There are many things that I don’t know about, like the names of many people who work here. He told me to calm down and take time because it was not easy to understand and adapt to the team. He always gives me a lot of confidence, “said Quique Setien.
The appointment of Quique Setien is indeed quite surprising, the article concerned does not yet have experience handling large clubs. Barcelona can be said to be the first big club handled by the former Real Betis coach.
But, the philosophy that it carries is in line with the philosophy and identity of Barcelona. It’s just that the Catalan Giant can actually consider other names such as Mauricio Pochettino or Massimilliano Allegri. These two top coaches are currently unemployed.
Setien finally showed its quality through a 5-0 victory over Barcelona. In that match, he applied a 4-3-3 formation, lowering Griezmann as a center forward replacing injured Luis Suarez.