Quique Setién and Josep Maria Bartomeu in the official presentation of the coach with Barça


The analysis of Bartomeu: The Champions, Setién, Xavi and the VAR

Published:26/07/2020 - 10:23h

Updated:26/07/2020 - 16:46h

Josep Maria Bartomeu has confessed himself in an extensive interview for 'Mundo Deportivo', and has touched several topics. Barça's president has made an analysis about Champions League and has also talked about Quique Setién, Xavi Hernández and the VAR

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The FC Barcelona has taken some free days for recargar batteries, and to Josep Maria Bartomeu has touched him go out to give the face. The president has confessed in an extensive interview for 'Sportive World', in which it has valued numerous subjects. Between the first questions have colado the bitter end of season and the next fight by the Champions League, and the true is that the Catalan prefers to show optimist.

The maximum mandator culé considers that, after the meetings that recently there has been in the changing room to analyse the errors and the last tropiezos of the campaign, the team goes to be between the favourites to heave the title: "Yes, the Barça always is favourite any championship that plays and this Champions also, especially seeing this winning spirit and competitive eagerness of our players. It is a moment very adapted to go back to do another demonstration of talent and ambition and of what know to do, that is to play well to football".

"It has done internal self-criticism in the last days and think that has helped to renew energies for this Champions in an only format in the history and in an atypical and exceptional season, with stops and a half League finish that reinicia. I am happy with the self-criticism that have done players and technicians and that has done all the club that has served to go back to join aims and recover energies", has added, before answering without hiding that this process of personal evaluation also makes in the directive.

"Yes, we do self-criticism constantly. The well is that it learns a lot of the things that do not work and the Barça, of his big crises, that has had a few in his history, has gone out stronger and more joined that never. I expect that this new union in front of a new challenge like the Champions have effect", has wished, treating to put something of tranquility in a club that has lived a season of the most agitated.

"The Barça always is favourite and it is necessary to respect to the players because they are very good and have to the best of the world, that is Leo Messi. Therefore, all together can win it. They have showed us in this end of League that have had parties or half parts very good. Therefore, possibilities there are them all. But, this yes, first the Naples and this party is key. Here anybody speaks of Lisbon. It is the most important", has insisted.

"Xavi has agreement next year and Setién also is hired by the Barça, trust he"

The leader has recalcado that, in spite of the rumours, the future of Quique Setien goes through the Camp Nou. "In any moment peligró his continuity. The technician and the players have to do management and speak. They have done it. And in spite of not winning the League, that would have been spectacular a 9 of 12 after a 8 of 11 that already is of record, it is necessary to look forward. There was a rival, the Madrid, that won us but also is truth that the management of the VAR was not the most adapted in this last stretch of League and the best League of the world deserves a VAR to his height", has remembered with a 'dart' evident.

And it has gone back to repeat that Xavi Hernández, for the moment, is not in the immediate plans for the bench: "With Xavi have an excellent relation and with which speak of a lot of subjects. But next year it has agreement Quique Setién and is the one who have hired. I trust he and in his team. Has very clear the model of game and the style of the Barça. It is a veteran with experience and good psychology and the fact that they have done self-criticism reaffirms me what think of him, that can win the Champions and throw advance the next season".

Questioned by the talk between Setién and Messi, has not given details, but has explained that it sees it as very positive for the staff: "What spoke it would be necessary to ask them to them. They did the meeting in the field of training in sight of all but neither Setién neither Messi have explained me the content of the talk and belongs to his privacy. It is very good and the trainers have to communicate with his players, exchange opinions and reflections and this joins to the group. Besides, Messi is the captain and represents to all the group".

Bartomeu, that has ensured that is very connected with the team and his four captains, has warned that it does not feel signalled by the punzante speech of Messi, that was very hard in his assessment of a campaign that can remain in white: "No, I receive it like a player that is ambitious, that wants to win. This day wins besides the League the Madrid and in hot expresses the anger of not winning. In cold, Read already sees that the team is well and that it has to work and arrives the internal self-criticism and speech like captain of another form to work by this Champions".

Throwing a glimpse to the resolution of LaLiga, the president regrets that really the title has not been so far, but recognises that by several slips in the resumption after the stop has finish escaping: "it has been missing Us regularity in this last stretch. We have had two or three parties with 90 excellent minutes and others with alone 45 excellent minutes and others no so much. It has been missing continuity of good game and therefore they have arrived the ties".

Bartomeu insists in that it touches to improve the VAR

To Bartomeu have asked after him his 'dart' to the Madrid and to the VAR, and has underlined that it is necessary to improve the arbitration as it already did hardly some weeks backwards 'wetting' in public on this subject. "I do not want to say that the Barça had been champion of LaLiga if the VAR had been correct. The referees have done self-criticism. That they admit it it is well, clear that there will be errors, but there is not a VAR to the height of the League".

"The problem is of management. It is a very powerful tool and in equal or similar situations have had different decisions in distinct parties. It is the offend comparative. It has improved the arbitration but there is a way to visit", has explained. In spite of leaving clear that is still thinking that the failures have benefited to the 'merengues', has prefirido not valuing the presumptive call of Florentino Pérez to the president of the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) to complain on the application and the use of the technology of videoarbitraje.

"I do not know if it existed this call or no and wish that did not exist because if we would not have a problem in the world of the football. Thebes is not in the Federation but in LaLiga", has commented on a subject that understands as too dangerous. Under his point of view, these protests would not have to repeat in spite of that the own Barça has given him a touch of attention to the RFEF: "they Imagine that each president called to Rubiales if there was something that does not like him. Never we have done it. Only we have done a formal complaint. It is necessary to leave that the president know how act".

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