The challenges of Quique Setién after his signing for Barça
Published:14/01/2020 - 01:51h
Updated:14/01/2020 - 01:51h
Quique Setién is the new coach of Barça, and this Tuesday will begin an adventure that has the sights set on the titles. These are the challenges that the newcomer will face after his signing
The last days have been of crazy in the City Condal, but to last hour of this Monday arrived the announced that it confirmed to Quique Setién like new trainer of the FC Barcelona. The Catalans have engaged with the technician until June of 2022, although it will be his performance the one who determine cuan successful and extensive will be his stage in the bench. His presentation this Tuesday will give the starting signal to a new project.
The elimination of the Supercopa of Spain accelerated the research of a relief for Ernesto Valverde, with the one who has been missing something of touch. It is true that the solidity that showed his team had stray months backwards, but had three titles to shot and in two years and half conquered two Leagues, a Glass of Rey and a Supercopa that this time has been his grave. For the history remain already his 97 victories, 32 ties and 16 defeats.
The one of Santander collects the witness of the Txingurri with energies renewed and a lot of challenges for confronting, and will have to begin with strength because it will not have the usual truce veraniega, but it will happen directly to the action. It will be necessary to see if the market of signings of winter saves some surprise more for the fans barcelonistas, but there is or no movements, the recently arrived already knows put them to which has to aspire.
The challenges of Setién in the Barça
Recover the spark in the game
Perhaps what buried to Valverde more than his no so apremiantes results was the loss of a joy, a style and a character that the Cantabrian now has to recover. Waiting for more explanations on the goodbye of the ex of the Athletic Club, everything aims to that the famous 'DNA Barça' has earned a victim, and does not be necessary obviar that his successor has a notebook that approaches more to the requirements of the Camp Nou. On the paper, his admiration by Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola and the bet by a similar game could give him some advantage.
Close the wounds in defence
One of the ballasts of the Barça in what it goes of course has been his fragility in defence, and Setién has to apply in depth to close a brecha that also is used to to loom to his teams. The today lesionado Marc-André ter Stegen and the recently premièred Net Walled have had to do extra hours because the lines that would have to protect them no longer are so firm, and the recent proof is that ten minutes of descontrol in Saudi Arabia ruined what in other circumstances would be a remarkable improvement culé against the Athletic of Madrid.
Struggle by the titles
The one of Santander has an extra motivation and at the same time an obligation, and is that it can compete by a triplete that still is to shot. If the directive reacted to time to avoid a failure or if they could him the hastes will dictate it his results, that will begin to explain in hardly some days. First it will arrive his debut in LaLiga, afterwards touches the Glass of Rey and with something more than shooting, in February, will return the Champions.
Fit all the pieces of the staff
The Barcelona possess a staff of authentic luxury, and one of the examinations bases in the pieces that still are for fitting. The vaivenes of Sergi Roberto, the adaptation of Antoine Griezmann or the esperadísima better version of Ousmane Dembélé, among others cases, are in the inkwell, and it will be necessary to see if the recently arrived improves the balances that achieved his predecessor. If it begins to win battles, everything will be simpler.
Accelerate a delicate renewal
On line with the previous point, although more focused to the window estival, is the renewal of the changing room, that seemed to remain to the margin of a Valverde that aimed to a change of airs in June and that now will correspond to a technician that has to win his continuity until 2022. The priority is that progressively the veterans step to a side, and that little by little the young promises take the control of the ship.
The youngsters that already are and those that are for coming have to lead the Barça post-Leo Messi, a main question treating of the best footballer of the planet and of one of the best of always. Beside the Ansu Fati, Carles Pérez or Riqui Puig it will be necessary atinar with the rest of promotions of the filial, but also with those perlas that choose in the next months, as the one who has to serve of relief to Luis Suárez.
Begin well... And finish better
One of the big critical to Setién in his career is that it begins very strong and finish desinflando, and now has to begin well and finish better. Obviously, if it certifies a hopeful start, the ex of the Real Betis will have a lot of livestock, but in the Camp Nou no voucher remain half and this knows it very Valverde, that premièred with a worthy reliability to admire and now has seen forced to happen the witness to another.