Setien: Barcelona Will Be Attractive To Watch Again 

January 14, 2020
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Barcelona new manager Quique Setien has promised fans of the club that the team will be a delight to watch again.

Setien whose comtract runs until 2021, stated this during his official unveiling ceremony on Tuesday.

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Despite winning back-to-back LaLiga titles and currently top the league standing, sacked coach, Ernesto Valverde, was criticised for the team style of play, which most of the fans termed very boring and unattractive.

But Setien has promised that fans of the Catalan club will enjoy watching their team play again.

“The important thing is the philosophy, to be clear about the way we play,” Setien said.

“I don’t have titles or an extensive curriculum, but [what I do have is that] I love this philosophy and my teams have played football very well. And that is the only thing I can guarantee, that the team will play well.”

He continued: “I am a very emotional person and I face this challenge with a hope that I will try to transmit to the players because we all know that we depend on them. I want to convey that confidence and desire to win.  

“Yesterday I was walking by the cows in my village and today I am here next to the best players in the world …This is the best.”

Aside playing attractive football, Setien revealed that his goal is to win everything that can be won.

“This club has no other way but to improve itself every year and get the maximum possible titles in addition to playing well.  I think the best way to victory is to play well.”

And speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu explained the reason why Setien was appointed midway into the season.

“Although the results were very good, we knew that the dynamics could be improved,”Bartomeu stated.

“We are making the change now because we are in the middle of the season and we needed an impetus to face the final stretch [of the term] because our goals [i.e. silverware] are always the maximum [possible].”

Setien’s first assignment as Barcelona coach will be at home to Granada on Sunday.

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