Setién In press conference with the Barça


Setién: "I don't know if Arthur will leave, but sometimes things don't go as expected"

Published:26/06/2020 - 16:44h

Updated:26/06/2020 - 19:48h

Quique Setién was with the media electronically before the match against Celta de Vigo. The Barça coach talked mainly about Arthur Melo and his possible departure, but also about Celta himself, LaLiga or Riqui Puig

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Quique Setién appeared at a press conference a day before the meeting that Celta de Vigo and FC Barcelona will play in Balaídos. The Cantabrian had to face all the questions about Arthur Melo, who has a foot and a half outside of Barça. It seems that the Brazilian will go to Juventus in Turin in exchange for Miralem Pjanic, although his coach is fully confident that he will remain focused and performing until the last day he spends at the club.

"This that is happening is abnormal. The reality is that I suppose that any player who is in a situation like this has to be clear that the season is not over, that there are still very important games and he, like the rest, will surely he wants to finish well if it is the case, win a title and leave a good memory until the last day. I understand that the circumstances we have lived has led to this path, but I understand that the professionalism and honesty of all the players will be up to last day, "he said.

In addition, the former Betis valued whether it would be a positive or negative sale for the club. Many fans believe that it will be a lousy sale because of the potential of Goiana, something that the coach understands. "He is not the first player nor will he be the last with high expectations, but in the end things do not go as expected. I do not know if he will leave, but there will be people who think that it is better to put up with him because of his youth and people who do not We also never know if the operation is well done or not, "he said.

De Pjanic, Arthur's replacement in the midfield of Barcelona when the operation was confirmed, Setién preferred not to comment. The former Las Palmas only thinks about soccer and leaves the planning for the sports management. "I have already spoken about the hypotheses quite a few times and I am not going to comment on anything. I am in contact with the technical secretariat, but I do not ask for too many explanations. I have to focus on the matches, like tomorrow's, which is very important. that takes up my time, "he said.




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