After the embarrassing 2-8 defeat against Bayern, Barça coach Quique Setién and president Josep Bartomeu spoke to the press. Firstly, here is what Setién had to say:
What do you think of Piqué’s remarks?
“I have only been at the club for 6 months. I cannot comment on what internal changes must be made within the club.”
On the loss
“It is a tremendously painful defeat. The team has been overwhelmed.”
Coutinho returning next season?
“We’ll see if I continue at the club.”
On his future
“Whether I continue at the club is not up to me.”
“The truth is that we are frustrated. Something surely needs to change. We must understand what this embarrassing defeat means for everyone at the club.”
What hurt you the most tonight?
“What hurt me is a painful defeat, and what it means for the Barça fans. We apologize to the fans for this result. Trust in the coach reduces and deteriorates after a loss like that.”
Now, some words from the Barça president Bartomeu:
“What Piqué said is right. There must be some decisions made. We will announce some important decisions in the coming days.”
On Setién’s future
“I am not going to comment on him today.”
“It is a moment to think and reflect in order to make the right decisions for the benefit of the club.”
On early club elections
“It is not the time to make impulsive decisions.”
“I apologize to the fans. I apologize to the socios. I apologize to the board members. I apologize to everyone. I congratulate Bayern Munich.”