Quique Setién in a press conference of Barça


The worrying change of dynamics of Quique Setién since he arrived

Published:11/03/2020 - 18:57h

Updated:11/03/2020 - 18:57h

Quique Setién arrived to the Barça with an attitude totally rompedora: it changed the system and gave opportunities to the youngsters. Now, it remembers more to Valverde that to him same

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After the elimination of the FC Barcelona in the Supercopa of Spain to hands of the Athletic of Madrid, the club decided to do without the services of Ernesto Valverde like technician of the first team to give him the alternative to Quique Setién, a trainer of profile of game very clear-cut and with the very clear ideas. From his first press conference, the Cantabrian announced his ambition and his idea to do some changes in the team.

In his first parties, the revolution was total: it bet by a new tactical drawing -with three defences, five midfield players and two forwards- and engrandeció the leadership of the youngsters of the quarry like Ansu Fati, that became a fixed headline, and Riqui Puig, that turned into his revulsivo for the second times. The revolution of Setién seemed total and tremendously brave.

Nevertheless, the technician santanderino began to give steps backwards. First, it decided again change the diagram of game and go back to the 4-3-3 usual of Valverde, since it considered that the staff did not have sufficient time as to absorb the new diagram in little time. Second, the leadership of the youngsters canteranos went diluting of alarming form.

The change of system is not odd, since the team showed evident difficulties to adapt to this. However, much odder is that Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig have lost entirely the just leadership in this moment, in which the injuries of the first staff have reduced to 13 index cards the staff of the first team. What more needed them apparently, is when they have disappeared of the alignments.

Setién Has happened to arm a total revolution in the team to 'txingurrizarse', by like this say it. It suffices with seeing the eleven by which the Cantabrian bet against the Naples in Champions League or in front of the Real Madrid in the Classical. Two very similar alignments to which employed Valverde when it trained to the Barça and very far of the idea of offensive football and of control that the ex trainer of Betis or The Palms sold.

Odd and worrisome

People of the surroundings of Setién have left to fall in some that another half that the new technical culé is quite disappointed with what has found when arriving to the changing room of the FC Barcelona. Seeing the alignments and the disappearance of Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig in his plans, everything seems very suspicious: the trainer that had to revolutionise to the team seems more to Valverde that the own Ernesto.

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