HE PRAISED MESSI AND FABIÁN

Setién thinks that Barça arrives is well prepared for the fight for the titles

Published:24/02/2020 - 21:07h

Updated:24/02/2020 - 23:27h

Barça visits Napoli on Tuesday looking for a good result in San Paolo, which allows it to take another step forward in the Champions League. Quique Setién, who praised Leo Messi and Fabián Ruiz, believes that his team is well prepared in the fight for the titles

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The season 2019-20 is being of maximum intensity for the FC Barcelona, that this Tuesday reencuentra with the Champions League. The Catalans have gone through moments of doubt but finally have recovered the firm step, just in time to confront to the decisive stage of the two big competitions of the course. After doing the duties in LaLiga, now will try to give another step forward in Europe.

Quique Setién has valued the challenge of the Napoli in his press conference, in which it has affirmed to feel thrilled by which will be his debut in the tournament. In spite of standing out the history and the passion that always relate with the stadium of Saint Paolo, the Cantabrian is convinced that it is necessary to leave the feelings separate and centre in an important challenge futbolístico: "All the teams tend to give the best of himself same. I expect a duel with alternatives and expect to the best Napoli. Already we have seen what are able to do. They will give us an extraordinary version".

The one of Santander has wanted to move away of the distractions, and after showing his support to the affected by the coronavirus, has explained that it does not think in tropiezos like the ones of Rome or Liverpool. "The reality is that it has spoken very little of this, although sure that all have it in mind. Perhaps it is not comparable. We have lived parties tremendously hard and think that the team is well, as we. I trust that we are still in this dynamics. I trust that we keep the level that carry time giving", has underlined.

The preparador barcelonista has appreciated the praises of Gennaro Gattuso, and also has applauded to an ex of the Milan to the one who confronted in his stage in the Real Betis: "it has arrived Me what has said. I seat me flattered and is a pride that a big like him have said these words on my work. It remained him the good memory of the eliminatory of the Betis in Milan. There were several players that had a big afternoon, as Fabián and Celso. It was a party for the memory. I give him a lot of value to his words".

"Each trainer has his nuances. There is not two equal. Always there are changes. The reality is that we have arrived in different situations, but so much in the case of Gattuso as in mine, what treat is to implant our stamp, give him our nuances to the project. This is a process that sometimes takes a bit more or a bit less. In both cases is seeing the identity of what carry inside each one", has added.

"All the parties are important, and are mentalizados in LaLiga and the Champions"

In relation to the crash of styles with the calabrés, has spoken of some of the key points in his system: "What do always will be with the intention to look for the rival goal. These nuances that go to influence in engaging more to the rival do not break with the intention that have always to look for put it rival. Also we know that there are things that want to implant and the pressure after loss is one of them. It is an important part of our growth. It is our idea and want to keep it in the time. In parties like the one of morning will be important".

Questioned by the options in LaLiga and the Champions, Setién warned that the team is in good moment, although it does not want excesses of confidence. "They are two different competitions. Have the mission to face them with the maximum guarantees. We can say that we are in a good moment for the two. We can say that we arrive conuna big mentalización. Afterwards, the following party is another competition. Like this successively. It does not influence, all the parties are important", aimed on the influence that will have the Classical of the next Sunday.

Setién elogia To Messi and to Fabián

When they asked after him the comparison between Leo Messi and Diego Armando Maradona, Setién undid in praises to the one of Rosario: "Leo is a grandísimo footballer, that carries 14 or 15 years doing what does all the parties. This is the difference that I see. We have not seen a footballer with tantísima continuity like which has Leo. Also I enjoyed a lot with Maradona, with Cruyff. They are those that did us love this sport".

And neither it left to escape the opportunity to launch a 'wink' to Fabián Ruiz, absolute referent in the Napoli, wished by the Barça and to the one who already had to his orders in Benito Villamarín. "It is a footballer to the that have a lot of affection. I know that here also they want him and it is not for less. It has had a spectacular growth. I expect that tomorrow it can not take out all his virtues, but gladden me by him. It is not only a big footballer, but a grandísima person".

Finally, the santanderino did not hint on his possible alignment for the crash, and did not want to speak too much on the presence of Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti, possible companions for Gerard Hammered: The two are in a big state of form. It will be a decision that take tonight, to the three of the morning. But it will depend a bit of some nuances that go to influence. They are very alike, but have different things. I do not have it decided. It is a commitment that go to have until final of season because the two are very well".

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