XAVI TALKED ABOUT HIM MONTHS AGO
Xavi approved Setién: "He would be a good coach for Barça"
Published:14/01/2020 - 09:49h
Updated:14/01/2020 - 09:49h
Xavi Hernández was Barça's favorite to relieve Valverde in the job, but he ended up rejecting the offer. The Catalan, however, must be satisfied with the choice of Quique Setién, since he approved it a while ago
Xavi Hernández was the big favourite of Josep Maria Bartomeu, of the managerial board and of the changing room of the FC Barcelona for suceder to Ernesto Valverde. The current technician of the To the-Sadd ilusionaba also to the fans barcelonista, that was wishing that it accepted the offer of the Barça. The ex midfield player blaugrana, nevertheless, decided to refuse it to the not seeing clear his landing without a project that was entirely his.
The Barça had to work then to time trial for fichar to another trainer, since the decision to cease to the 'Txingurri' was more than taken. The alternatives that remained were Mauritius Pochettino, Quique Setién and go up of the filial to Javier García Pepper until summer. Finally, the elected was the Cantabrian, that will be in the Barcelona, if all goes well, until June of 2022.
The election of the ex of the Betis probably satisfy also to Xavi, that does some months ensured that it thought that was a good option to head to the culés. In an interview to 'Chain Be', the one of Terrassa did not doubt in elogiar the style of Setién. "Yes, clear that it would be a good option for the Barça. And for any team. Besides, his diagram is very resembled the idea of game. The model of game is very adaptable to what is the Barcelona", commented.
The one of the To the-Sadd went in in details and valued very positively the way to play of the teams of the santanderino. "His teams want to go out from backwards with possession of balloon, want to have the command through the balloon. From the arrival of Cruyff, does not understand the football of another way in the club. Claro that it would be adaptable to the Barcelona", recognised.
Xavi even signalled that the Betis of the Cantabrian trainer no only proposed to play well, but innovaba in many respects. "The Betis of Quique Setién no only gives results, but it also tries to do new things", highlighted. After listening the words of the legend blaugrana, the technician showed very happy. "The words of Xavi were all a pride", admitted.
The Barça trusts Setién
Although it have not been the first neither the second option (Ronald Koeman was sondeado before), Setién goes to finish seating in the bench of the Barça. The Spanish has to his 61 years the opportunity of his life and expects to take advantage of it. The club trusts his character and his method to give back him the style and the joy to the staff, and the illusion to the fans. If it triumphs, in spite of his words in the past, Xavi could finish arrepintiéndose of his "no" and to having left happen this train with destination Camp Nou...