Setién Touches to Messi fondly in his stage in the Betis


Quique Setién, from admiration to resentment with Leo Messi

Published:1/11/2020 - 18:07h

Updated:1/11/2020 - 20:29h

Quique Setién decided to charge against Leo Messi in his last interview. The Cantabrian spoke badly of his experience with the Argentine in the Barça dressing room and forgot his words of admiration when he landed in January at the Camp Nou

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Quique Setién trained to the FC Barcelona of January to August of this 2020, substituting to Ernesto Valverde, that was sacked to half of season. The Cantabrian took to an irregular team and in a situation something worrisome, and did not achieve to improve in at all to the culés. In fact, the santanderino carried to the Barça to his worst defeat in the history of the Champions League, the humillante 2-8 against the Bayern of Munich in chambers.

After this goleada, Josep Maria Bartomeu did without a Setién that now is calm in his house of Santander. The ex of the Real Betis or of The Palms spoke recently with Vicente of the Forest for an interview for 'El País' on his experience in the Camp Nou in general and with Leo Messi in particular. The ex technician surprised with some incendiary statements in which it left in very bad place to the 'crack' of Rosario.

"There are players that are not easy to manage. Between them Leo, is truth. Also it is necessary to take into account that it is the best footballer of all time. And who am I to change him? If there they have accepted him during years as it is and have not changed him...", it commented. Some words that try to portray to the Argentinian by his behaviour with him inside the changing room barcelonista, and that did not finish here.

"There is another facet that is not the one of player and is more complicated to manage. Much more. Something inherent to a lot of sportsmen as it sees in the documentary of Michael Jordan. You see things that do not expect you. It is very reserved but does you see the things that he wants to. It does not speak a lot. Yes, look, looks...", it said, comparing to the '10' with Jordan, another star that had problems with his trainers or mates during his career.

Of the love to the hate between Setién and Messi

All this is even more surprising if it takes into account that it does no so many months, Setién admired deeply to Leo. "Put me to train to the best player of the world and to the mates that has, still am not conscious of what this means. We have spoken and the reality is that a thing is the admiration that seat by him and another know that this is the reality, but that each one has to be in his place. The relation will be sensacional", affirmed an affectionate Quique the day of his presentation.

Who went to believe then that the Cantabrian went to finish speaking so bad of a Messi to the that in January loved. But his words in 'El País' leave clear that this love has transformed in grudge. Anybody knows what occurred in this changing room neither what did him exactly Read to Setién, but the memory of the ex míster Barcelona is very far to be good. It will be necessary to see if the forward or his surroundings answer him or keep the silence.

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