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Quique Setién’s press conference ahead of Barça vs Leganés

Ahead of facing Leganés on La Liga matchday 28, Barça coach Quique Setién spoke in press conference.



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As Barça prepare to host Leganés at the Camp Nou on Tuesday 16 at 22:00 CET, manager Quique Setién talked in press conference ahead of the match.

Barcelona coach Quique Setién faced the press ahead of tomorrow’s game against CD Leganés.

“There will be rotations in the upcoming matches. I have to see how the fatigue affects the players and I have to try and get them to the end of the league in the best circumstances”

“Except for a few specific players, who we all know, no name in the squad is fixed. I will not tell you which player will start and which player will be on the bench. I want everyone to participate and I want everyone to keep their desire and eagerness to continue. Any player could start”

“I know that all players want to start, but I must think about the team as a whole”

“We prefer to play with the crowd’s support, but we know it’s not possible and we have to adapt. The team must overcome the fact that there are no fans in order to progress in the next matches. But football sometimes surprises you”

“We and Madrid know that a loss is unacceptable”

“I was very surprised with the eagerness and readiness of the players when they returned. They are prepared very well”

On Antoine Griezmann

“Griezmann is a great player, no doubt. He has played many games and he’s proves his quality in them. But now there are more players and we must distribute the playing time. Griezmann will continue to play an important role for us. He’s an important player for us”

On Lionel Messi

“Messi is the greatest player in the world and he scored a wonderful goal, but you must appreciate the rest of his contributions to the team. The other day he gave assisted twice and he helps the team score and gain points”

On Arturo Vidal

“Arturo is a very captivai player because he has many qualities that are important to the team. He gives the team extra energy and an extra boost and he always helps us. I’m very pleased with his performance”

On Marc-André ter Stegen

“Marc was very good against Mallorca. The keeper is always blamed. It’s difficult to return after 3 months without touching a football”

On Luis Suárez

“Suárez could start tomorrow or he could come off the bench. We must be careful with him because he sustains long term injuries. I haven’t decided if I will start him tomorrow. I have to talk to him first”

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