POCHETTINO WAS ONE OF THE OPTIONS
The words of Pochettino after the signing of Quique Setién for Barça
Published:16/01/2020 - 08:30h
Updated:16/01/2020 - 08:30h
Pochettino ran as one of the most serious alternatives to replace Valverde at Barça. Finally, the chosen one of the Barça entity was Quique Setién and the Argentine has spoken about the arrival of the Cantabrian
Mauricio Pochettino was one of the options that considered the FC Barcelona to substitute to Ernesto Valverde. After the "no" of Xavi Hernández and of Ronald Koeman, the entity barcelonista had to move fast to look for a relief of the 'Txingurri', that already was sentenced. The alternatives that there was on the table, as they aimed several media, were the Argentinian and Quique Setién.
The ex of the Espanyol, nevertheless, cleared in the past that never would direct to the Barça by love and respect to the group 'perico'. This would have won him the antipathy of the fans and therefore the Cantabrian became the first option of the Barcelona team. At the end, the culés did not have problems to close his arrival and the santanderino signed and was presented this past Tuesday.
Pochettino Has spoken precisely for the channel of LaLigaTV on Setién and his signing by the Barcelona. The ex 'spur' thinks that is a big incorporation for the Barça by the philosophy of the ex bético. "The Barcelona is one of the best teams of the world. With a new trainer, all the world expects that it continue with the philosophy. It is a big challenge for Setién. It has showed a lot of love by Cruyff. It is a big opportunity so that it live his dream", affirmed.
The statements of the of Murphy leave clear that is happy with the arrival of Setién to the Catalan club. It says that the Barcelona descartó to Pochettino and went to by the Cantabrian by his philosophy of game. But in addition to this, also is necessary to signal that it is very likely that the Argentinian also said "no" to the proposal to seat in the bench barcelonista.
Pochettino Ensured that it never would train to the Barça
All the times that to the ex trainer of the Tottenham have asked him on the possibility of fichar by the Barça has answered that no. But more than the fact to deny to a supposition, what more bumps with Pochettino is how of clear left in his day that would not accept to train to the blaugrana. The ex head office of the Espanyol even arrived to say that before doing it would go to his farm in Argentina.
"One in the life has values that taught him from small and I do not have at all that see with the Barça. We have been always rival and do not think that never can train to a team of the that have been enemy a lot of years because it would betray me to me same and the most important is to respect to one same", commented in 2017. A year afterwards apuntilló this with the demoledora sentence of the farm. "Never I go to be trainer of the Barcelona or of the Arsenal because I am very tied to the Espanyol and to the Tottenham. I have grown in Newell's Old Boys and never will train to Central Rosary. I prefer to work in my farm of Argentina that go to train to some clubs", espetó.