Quique Setién will not continue FC Barcelona next season. That is the intention of the Catalan club, according to Rubén Uría, a journalist for DAZN and Goal Espana. Barça believes that the coach has lost the relationship with the dressing room and the board. The board will support him in public, right now Barça plans to dismiss Setién at the end of the season.
The board started to think that hiring Quique Setién was a mistake. They aren’t satisfied with the results.
Quique Setién does not fit in the dressing room. Some of the players don’t understand his instructions, while others are frustrated about the methods he uses. If things get worse, some voices around the club are suggesting Barça B coach García Pimienta or Xavi to take over.
The players will continue to fight for titles, but they have lost confidence in Setién. Mathematically, it is possible that Setién ends up winning the League and even the Champions League – which will obviously change the thoughts on him.
Source: Goal Espana
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.