October 26, 2020

Barcelona president backs Setién, sees Xavi as future coach – soccer

Barcelona’s membership president has not misplaced religion in coach Quique Setién, whereas leaving the door open for Xavi Hernández as a future coach.

Josep Bartomeu instructed Spanish sports activities day by day Sport in an interview on Saturday that “at no second did we take into consideration a training change” regardless of Barcelona’s poor end to the Spanish league season.

Setién changed Ernesto Valverde in January and Barcelona was prime when the league was halted in March as a result of coronavirus pandemic. However his group stumbled as soon as the competitors resumed, and Actual Madrid received its first title in three years.”After we employed him, we instructed him it was a mission for this season and the subsequent,” Bartomeu stated.”

Judging a coach based mostly on a couple of months, in the midst of a pandemic, is troublesome. Like (Barcelona midfielder) Arturo Vidal stated, he and the gamers have had little time to know one another and work collectively.”Barcelona hosts Napoli subsequent weekend after Lionel Messi’s group drew 1-1 within the first leg of the last-16 Champions League match at Napoli.

Bartomeu confirmed that the membership had earlier approached Xavi within the winter about taking Valverde’s place.

“Xavi will coach Barca at some point,” Bartomeu stated.