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TOUGH TEST BILBAO

The recipe of Setién against the crisis: Barça wants Copa del Rey semifinals

Published:5/02/2020 - 23:05h

Updated:6/02/2020 - 08:26h

Barça is under pressure due to an institutional crisis, but given this situation, Quique Setién has revealed his recipe. The coach has explained that the team just have to focus on football to defeat Athletic Club and get into the Copa del Rey semifinals

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To the FC Barcelona him rondan airs of crisis, but has to encourage for separating them in full fight by the titles. The doubts that left the change in the bench and derives it in the market of winter burst the past Tuesday, with a 'brush' between Éric Abidal and Leo Messi that Josep Maria Bartomeu had to encourage for fixing. In this stage appears the Glass of Rey, and Quique Setién has the recipe to triumph.

The speech of the míster in the previous press conference to the duel against the Athletic Club is what all want to hear, and it will be necessary to apply it to rajatabla to leave backwards the chambers and put of full in semifinals: "The greater part of the things are important, but to me do not affect me. I will treat that to the players affect them the less possible. We have spoken a minute of this subject and afterwards of the party, of the importance that has. It is what interests me. To me it interests me the football. All the other can not it control, so I do not wear me out in this".

And so that the looks go back to centre in the football it is necessary to recover the good habits and follow moving away the bad. This involves to bet by the concentration, intensity and tarpaulin that left the last commitments, and cut completely with the disconnection that ready was to complicate a worked victory liguera against the Raise. This staff is able of a lot, but has to believe it and work.

The visit to Saint Mamés does not go to be a walk, but the Barcelona have expert like Antoine Griezmann. The one of Macon lived lights and shadows in territory bilbaíno in his stages with Real Sociedad and Athletic of Madrid, but in his file appear several nights for the memory with goals very important. A 'hat-trick' and several targets in key moments are the way to happen to the following round.

Besides, Leo Messi and the own Setién will have to clear his pending accounts with the coliseo Basque, in which both share a challenge of maximum level. Although the one of Rosario already has planted his flag in numerous occasions, never has won like visitor in the Glass, something that to the trainer resisted him in all the competitions in spite of that it tried it with the UD The Palms and the Real Betis. It touches to break the 'curse'.

If there is something that is leaving clear the tournament is that it is opened to surprises, by what the culés are more than warned. Athletic of Madrid and Valencia appear between the victims illustrate of the 'matagigantes', and in the first battle to double split already are Granada and Mirandés. With the Real Madrid throwing a pulse that seems not having end, more cost to apply, shake the crisis and think only in the football.

The Athletic knows how win to the Barça

The Athletic Club wants to prolong his idyll with the Glass of Rey, and the true is that it already knows how win to the Barça. The second classified in the list of winners of the championship carries three consecutive clashes without pinning the knee in front of the Catalans, with which empató in two occasions in the campaign 2018-19 and to which demolished, precisely in Saint Mamés, in the first turn of LaLiga 2019-20.

The problem for the men of Gaizka Garitano is the wear, since it is very difficult to defeat them but is costing them win. The Getafe them tumbó in the last day taking advantage of the tiredness copero -in Bilbao-, since so much in dieciseisavos (Elche) as in eighth (Tenerife) did lacking extention and penaltis to surpass to two opponents peleones and of inferior category. The challenge is now more ambitious.

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