Quique Setién in a press conference of Barça


Quique Setién: "We have not had a brilliant match against RCD Espanyol"

Published:9/07/2020 - 09:04h

Updated:10/07/2020 - 21:19h

The FC Barcelona defeated to the RCD Espanyol in a very grey party. Quique Setién attended to the media to do balance of the derbi Barcelonan

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After the brilliant victory of the FC Barcelona against the Villarreal, the Barcelona group went back to be this grey and sad team in spite of the victory against the RCD Espanyol in the Camp Nou. After the meeting, Quique Setién attended to the media and recognised that "we have not done a big split today. They have hampered us a lot the defence that has done the Espanyol, very intense, very enclosed. We have not had spaces neither precision to move us here inside".

The Cantabrian trainer was asked after the lace of Antoine Griezmann after another good performance of the French forward, that went of the best. "We look for solutions since we arrive. We did not expect that they played like this, but they have done it. It has not been as in Villarreal. You treat to look for the way, but already will see if we opt by this or by another formula", commented.

Of course, Quique Setién also was asked after the expulsions of Ansu Fati for the FC Barcelona and of Pol Lozano for the RCD Espanyol. "In ours see that Ansu Fati arrives to the balloon. I see that it touches to the balloon and that there is dispute, clearly. The another seems me a serious entrance. If in the first takes out the red, in the second also. These two expulsions generate spaces", exlicó.

Quique Setién also commented the fact of the little that the FC Barcelona had the balloon in the final minutes. "I have insisted in this, in having the balloon, but the team tends to go to forward. We have conceded a lot of options of against that we had to have avoided. It is something that have to improve and that repeat, but desarraigar something so integrated in the head some players, is not easy. We would have to be more conservative in moments like east", recognised.

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The trainer of the FC Barcelona remarked that in Villarreal the team had it easier for playing face to face, whereas against the RCD Espanyol was more complicated by his defensive attitude. "We have seen a different party to the of Villarreal because when a rival plays to that you do not play, everything is more difficult. The Villarreal plays to have the balloon and this creates spaces. Today the Espanyol has had an attitude soberbia to defend", remembered.

In this sense, Quique Setién recognised to feel surprised by the decision of Rufete to play with five defences in spite of needing the victory not to go down to Second Division. "They carried time without playing with three head offices. The initial plan was the one who was. The rival always has things that say. I am not guess. Deal to anticipate me to the things, but do not know what goes to do the rival", affirmed.

Also it had words of praise for Luis Suárez, that against the RCD Espanyol marked his fourth target since LaLiga Santander restarted . "It was not difficult of intuir that Luis Suárez, as it advanced the championship, would find better. When one is stopped so much time, needs margin to recover lucidity. Always it has put goals and was not difficult to hit", commented.

Quique Setién recognised that it wins , but that does not play well. "In reality, today we have not been brilliant. We have taken out a very complicated party. To all would like us repeat parties like the one of Villarreal, but is not easy. Always I take into account to the rivals. I am very happy with the victory because I see all the parties and know of the difficulties that there is to win. There is a lot of equality and take out two goals of advantage is complicated. I do not know if it demands us a lot, but we have achieved to carry it out", it said.

The technician culé also was asked after if it thought that the RCD Espanyol deserved to go down to Second Division. "If we fix us in the party of today, no. But this is a fight that lasts a lot of days. One no low by a bad party, neither two neither four. This have suffered it many times of player. When raisin, have done something badly during the year", answered.

Expulsion of Ansu Fati

Quique Setién also regretted the expulsion of Ansu Fati to the few instants to go in to the terrain of game. "We expected that it gave us amplitude by out, one against one, open the field. The plan has fallen through with the expulsion and the reality is that it has been a penalty. I think that it had helped us a lot his capacity and his skill for desbordar", said.

The santanderino wanted to subtract fault to Ansu Fati by his entrance to Fernando Calero. "It has had a lot of humility, has come to speak with me. It has felt a lot what has happened. It is not an action caused. It has gone to the dispute of the balloon. It is a haphazard action. I understand that it wants to withdraw the leg to avoid the contact, but the decision is taken. Surely it goes him to affect. To see which sanction has. I do not blame him by this action", sentenced.

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