Quique Setién and Pep Guardiola in the bench of Barça


The hope of Setién: Guardiola's Barça started worse

Published:26/01/2020 - 22:53h

Updated:27/01/2020 - 00:02h

Quique Setién's Barça got his first defeat on Saturday, although some time will have to be given to see if it really improves. The hope for the coach is that a legend like Pep Guardiola started worse

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The FC Barcelona gave a serious thump this Saturday, in which it premièred the pigeonhole of defeats of the era Quique Setién. The new trainer had entered changes in his first parties and had resolved them with more or less tarpaulin, but in the trip to Mestalla could check that his educations still do not have calado completely and that to improve to this team still there is a lot of unfit for correcting.

After the disappointment in front of Valencia, arrived the moment of the reflections, and many warned that this project needs time. It is evident that the fight by the titles tightens and that in the City Condal can not look for excuses, but of the goodbye of Ernesto Valverde hardly does some weeks and the recently arrived does not enjoy of the margin and the space for experiments that usually offer the pre-seasons.

In the recent past, besides exists a precedent for the hope of the míster, neither more neither less than the one of a myth like Pep Guardiola. The one of Santpedor, director of orchestra in the best Barça of the history, beat infinity of records, with a group that played like the angels and that lived seasons for the memory, in which title after title went filling the vitrinas of the Camp Nou. In his starts, this yes, no all was so simple.

The beginning of the golden age was worse that the one of the Cantabrian, since the Catalan harvested a defeat and a tie. Few remember today that the trip in the 1-0 against the Numancia in The Pajaritos, and neither the 1-1 against the Racing of Santander that carried the uncertainty to the coliseo barcelonista. The key, in this case, was to have patience, because the ex player knew to drive to his direct to the glory.

This does not mean that it was necessary to put or remove pressure to the of Santander, only that to judge him to him and to his troop it will be necessary to leave him work. Sergio Busquets, too accustomed this year to give explanations, signalled with a perhaps excessive optimism that had done things well and others badly, but indicated, as it has been able to check, that the players have some that another problem to adapt to the change.

In the case of the football, what well begins no always finish well, and neither the other way around. Observing the two first tests in LaLiga can say that to Frank Rijkaard did not go him of the all bad (won 0-1 to the Athletic Club and empató 1-1 with the Seville); Tito Vilanova knew to handle after Guardiola (won 5-1 to the Real Sociedad and 1-2 to Osasuna); Gerard Martino did not see to come a season in white (won 7-0 to the Raise and 0-1 to the Málaga); Luis Enrique began with the right foot (won 3-0 to the Elche and 0-1 to the Villarreal); and Ernesto Valverde followed him with strength (won 2-0 to the Real Betis and 0-2 to the Sportive Alavés).

The Real Madrid, the pressure added for Setién

The main problem for the Barça of Setién is the one of always, that his errors give free road to the Real Madrid. The 'merengues' do not go through a moment of excellent game, but the fortune does not abandon to Zinedine Zidane and the victories follow falling. After the 'prick' in Mestalla, the whites will be lead again, and in the Camp Nou pretend to react what before to avoid that the trophy remain it to him the rival maximum.

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