INTERVIEW FOR THE OFFICIAL MEANS
This is how Quique Setién talks about his career and his challenges at Barça
Published:17/01/2020 - 19:25h
Updated:17/01/2020 - 19:25h
Quique Setién, coach of the first team of FC Barcelona, spoke in an extensive interview for the official media of the Barça club
Quique Setién was the elected of the FC Barcelona to relieve to Ernesto Valverde in the bench of the Camp Nou. It does less than a week that directs to the first team and already has conceded his first interview to the official means of the club, in which it has spoken on his style futbolístico and on some players of the staff, but also of subjects more personal about his career.
In the first place, it spoke on his last months, in which it has not trained to any team. "Now I see it from here to see how sees , without this pressure. To me it loves me see to the good footballers, in the sofa or seeing them in direct. I have not concerned me so much of the tactical appearances. Also I have recovered my life in other senses. Friends, family, surroundings, my village... Of this forget you, throw it in fault... It has had a lot of repercussion the of the cows and is truth. I did me a photo a day before coming. It was walking only by the meadows that had at the side. I come with the necessary energy", ensured.
Setién Also spoke about his day in day out out of his works like trainer of football. "I can desconectar. The first with my family. My son carried here almost eight months and threw him in fault. The family is tremendously important like the others activities that like me, like reading or play to the chess. It comes me well because no me whole, achieve me abstraer. I go to eat with my friends or do pachangas", explained.
Besides, it detailed his passion by the chess and how she has influenced in his ideas futbolísticas. "It carried me books to the concentrations. A director of the Athletic brought me an electronic board does a lot of years. There was a moment that, like this game sticks you, had to leave it. My capacity neither went to give for a lot. It has been a game that has helped me to purchase this pause and to move away me of the impulses. There are some similarities between the tactical futbolística and the board, with all the pieces. There are some similarities that have helped me", commented.
Setién Was asked after his idols of infancy and youth and appointed to footballers like Johann Cruyff or Peeled. "In that period saw a party by week and did not give us for more. It did not see a lot football, except when it went to The Sardinero. It preferred to be playing to be seeing a party. With the years already begin to see more regularly. Here you see players that call you the attention, to a level like Cruyff. I began to see images of Peeled, to extraordinary players", remembered.
"I have taken the flight of my dreams"
It saves also a good memory on the first Barça that saw. "The other day it was commenting an anecdote. When I arrived to Barcelona the first time, was Krankl in the alignment. It went going down the tunnel and saw that the stadium did not finish never. From this period follow to the Barça because there are a lot of things that like you. It did not have a preference because it was of the Racing. At the end always you alías with which like you for real", affirmed.
Besides, Setién also explained how was like player. "Always it liked me be in relation with the game. Had some qualities regarding handling the two legs, read well the football. It did not have physical speed, cost me start. It achieved to carry me the balloon to comfortable zones to be able to play. They attributed me that it ran little and it did not defend. It did not feel it like this, logically. It was not very endowed for the recovery or to work", said.
It commented also his vocation like trainer. "I only wanted to play and play. When I withdrew me I played a lot to football beach, the of trainer was circunstancial. It was not convinced to want to to be it. It is a very complicated work and always there are doubts on if you will be able to carry it. There are a lot of things that do of this profession, something very complicated. They offered me direct to the Racing when it had not trained neither to a cadet. It coincided that the Racing had gone down and finish rising", manifested.
It reiterated, besides, be an enamoured of the game of Johan Cruyff. "Always it saw that in the parties finish touching the balloon four times. In a party, do not know in which moment, began to touch the balloon the Barcelona and did not arrive. It liked me, they did it very easy. You darse that they dominate all the parties, that have pause. This is what afterwards move like trainer, although in my first stage like technician did not know like transmitting it", argued.
It showed also a lot of confianzaen his staff technical. "They have achieved to do me better. They have contributed to my knowledges all his. Have a lot of lagoons in a lot of coas, but have known me surround of people very valid and able. It is young people that injects you the enthusiasm of the youth. Always there are new things and it is necessary to be to the day, know much more that I. Between all do a team as I expect to incorporate to this group of people that there is in the Barcelona. When we go out of here sure that we are better trainers", sentenced.
Challenges in the Barça
Setién Remembered the tremenda illusion that wakes up him train to the FC Barcelona. "Jamas Thought that this could give. It said him to the people that was impossible that I go to the Barça. It said them that they did not do illusions. Have little curriculum. For the immense majority is not sufficient. The illusion is enormous and now yes is truth that am in the way trainer. Already I put me the batteries, although I thrill me still when I go in to the Sportive City or go to the stadium. Me ilusiono a lot with the things. I have taken the flight of my dreams", concluded.