Éric Abidal, during a press conference

INTERVIEW TO THE FRENCH

Abidal is clear: "The goal is the Champions League, but the League must be ours"

Published:8/02/2020 - 17:17h

Updated:8/02/2020 - 17:17h

Éric Abidal has been in the news during the last few days by crossing statements with Leo Messi. MD has published the second part of his interview

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Éric Abidal has been one of the names of the week in the FC Barcelona. The controversial statements that the Barcelona technical secretary gave in his round of interviews to the Catalan media -accused to the players of not to feel to taste with Valverde and of not working the sufficient- did to infuriate to Leo Messi that went out in defence of the staff and retó to the French to say names.

With the internal conflict between both already solved after the meeting that had with Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the Catalan entity, Sportive World has published the second part of his interview to Abidal, in which it speaks of the aims of the FC Barcelona to sportive level and of some proper names of face to the future of the team of Quique Setién.

Abidal Has clear that the Barça has to recover the European throne, although without that this influence in not being able to repeat like champion of LaLiga Santander. "The aim is the Champions, know that the challenge is difficult but no impossible, always taking into account that the League has to be ours. Afterwards we go little by little but it is truth that the Champions already has to return home", wished.

The French was asked after what rival saw more dangerous so much to reedit the championship of League as to win the Champions League, but Abidal considers that the culés do not have rival if they achieve to take out to relucir all his potential. "For me the only rival of the Barça is the Barça. If the team is very physical and mentally, will be very difficult that steal us the balloon and can win us", commented.

"For me the only rival of the Barça is the Barça"

Abidal Also spoke of planning and just here went out the name of Emerson, lateral yielded to the Real Betis by the Barça that aims to the Camp Nou. "Emerson is a player on which have an option to have of him when we want to. it is doing It Well in the Betis and for the future of the Barça is a player more. Have a short but strong staff, with two sides, but knowing that the future already is here", affirmed.

Also they asked him to the technical secretary blaugrana on the continuity of Leo Messi and his possible renewal. "The question is for him, ojalá that follow. Leo said that the Barça for him is it everything, that wants to follow here, from here there are conditions. We are speaking of the best player of the world and have a renewal with a player of this type never is easy", manifested.

Luis Suárez and his possible enlargement of agreement was another of the subjects of which spoke Abidal. "It is necessary to have respect to the players by what are giving, what gave and what will give for the club. Now it is in a situation of injury, ojalá that recover well and from here, only speak. If we like club see it well, clear that will go in in negotiations and he also will have to us say how feels because at the end it is respect for the club and for the team", aimed.

About the future of Philippe Coutinho, little desveló Abidal. "By the information that have, the Bayern is very happy with Philippe and Philippe also is very happy there. From here, yes it is truth that they have an option, but we have to do our perfect planning with which are home and the yielded and afterwards already will see", sentenced.

The figure of Setién

Abidal Was asked after if it took into account the little experience of Quique Setién when it hired him. "I do not agree with the subject of the experience. I have had trainers that did not have experience and won it everything. So before taking the decision, there are a lot of factors to take into account, the DNA, his staff. For me his staff is doing a very important work. It is truth that has happened little time, but am very satisfied of them", answered the Frenchman.

For the technical secretary of the FC Barcelona, Setién is doing a good work and trusts that the changes will be positive. "If you look well, the pressure does not be necessary to do it in a lot of metres. They are different exercises to which did , do it quite well and over time sure will go out us much better", concluded.

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