SETIÉ, TOO RIGID IN MADRID
Setién showed in 'Clásico' that he didn't learn anything from Guardiola
Published:3/03/2020 - 17:41h
Updated:3/03/2020 - 20:37h
Guardiola showed Setién the way of victory, but the Cantabrian did not attend the meeting of the City or his conversation with the Catalan. Barça's game had nothing to do with the one made by the 'cityzens' and the result either
Pep Guardiola took Santiago Bernabéu beside his Manchester City the Wednesday happened in the gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League. The Catalan technician went out victorious of his visit to the Real Madrid and left very touched to the whites after tracing back a 1-0 and finish winning 1-2. The English have a spectacular income of face to the turn in the Etihad and are favourite to happen to the quarter-finals.
Quique Setién was in the stadium madridista to see in direct this meeting and saw later with Guardiola in the hotel of the City. Both conversed during a while and probably spoke on the Classical that had the FC Barcelona in Madrid this past Sunday. It does not know exactly which councils gave him Pep to the Cantabrian, but after seeing the meeting of the Barça in the Bernabéu seems clear that the ex of the Betis did not attend too much to the crash of the British.
The City went out in front of the Madrid to presionar very up to counter the pressure that the whites also exerted to the English defence. The possession was merengue in the first time and even Ederson used the resource of the long balloon in multiple occasions looking for the fight of Gabriel Jesus with Carvajal and Varane. At the end, any of the two teams felt comfortable in the first 45 minutes, but went the 'cityzens' those that had the clearest. Thibaut Courtois saved to his avoiding that they went with disadvantage to the rest.
The first part of the Barcelona did not have at all that see with the one of the English and the culés yes had the balloon and commanded through the possession. The Catalans had three very clear occasions, but, like the City, also wasted them and went tie to 0 to the rest. The feeling of command was evident, but the Madrid did not feel demanded physically neither a third part of what felt in front of the ones of Guardiola, something that resulted key in the future of the Classical.
Andl of Santpedor changed the plan in the second time and looked for more have the ball after the merengues went down two courses by physical questions. In front of a more tired Madrid, the City had it more and went back to be better, in spite of the goal of Isco that advanced to the ones of Zidane. At the end, the football was just and the British traced back with the so many of Gabriel Jesus and Of Bruyne in front of a group madridista tired that threw for backwards.
Setién Did not know or did not want to change the plan and the Barça suffered it
The plan of Setién after the go through the changing rooms was exactly the same: have it, move it and expect that it arrived the occasion. The problem is that the Madrid the abía and went with everything upwards to prevent that the culés took it out played from backwards. The consequences of this pressure were a sinfín of losses near of the area, a bottling in own field and a lot of more clear arrivals of the whites. At the end, the ones of Zidane took advantage of of his good second time and saw door through Mariano and Vinicius. The Barcelona, by his part, did not know to react in front of this avalanche and fell without drilling put it of Courtois.
The only atisbo of change of Setién was to take out to Martin Braithwaite first and to Ansu Fati afterwards to look for velocistas that hurt to the spaces. The Danish had a very clear with 0-0 after winning a career to Marcelo by band, but failed it. In spite of these changes, the reality is that the plan of game continued being the same, with attempts of long possession that finish being cut in the majority of occasions by the Madrid.
In definite, Guardiola was more camaleónico that never to counter the virtues of the Madrid and like this can improve the ones of his team. Setién, by his side, kept faithful to his ideals and in any moment thought that it could win him to the Madrid of another way that did not go having the balloon. At the end, one went back to Manchester with victory and more than half note for the chambers of Champions and the another to Barcelona with very bad flavour of mouth and without leadership.