‘Out of his depth’: Barcelona stars currently shedding faith in new boss Quique Setien – reviews
Barcelona’s galaxy of stars seem to be harboring series doubts about new boss Quique Setien just 7 weeks soon after his appointment as Ernesto Valverde’s successor at Camp Nou, according to a reviews in the local media.
A group of the club’s top players are understood to doubt the Spaniard’s temperament and capability to handle the a club of the magnitude of Barcelona, says Catalunya Radio display ‘El Club de la Mitjanit’.
The system alleges that a number of gamers in the club have been overheard saying that “these guys (referring to Setien and his coaching workers) don’t know how to steer this ship” and that “they are out of their depth.“
It comes following True Madrid leapfrogged Barca into first spot in La Liga following a 2- win in excess of their rivals final Sunday.
Setien has also observed his side be eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao and draw 1-one away to Napoli in the very first leg of the Champions League round of sixteen elimination tie, a end result which was witnessed as becoming under par despite Antione Griezmann securing a useful away purpose for Barca.
Nevertheless, a failure to progress to the quarter-finals could be noticed as a death rattle for Setien’s tenure in charge of the club.
Setien, the former Real Betis boss, was a relatively unconventional appointment to exchange Valverde in January, obtaining by no means won a major trophy for the duration of his managerial profession.
Valverde, meanwhile, won two league titles and a Copa del Rey in two-and-a-half many years with the club.
Rumors of discontent within the Barca ranks initial emerged right after their tepid two- defeat to Valencia at the end of January in which they gave up two second half objectives with small resistance to talk of.
It is also understood that the many squad gamers disagreed with Setien’s decision to withdraw Arturo Vidal towards True Madrid. His absence was immediately blamed by some players for the defeat, in accordance to the report.
The radio station also notes that players see the club’s hierarchy, and not necessarily Setien, for the malaise at the club, saying that the choice to sack Valverde following a defeat to Atletico Madrid served to only “throw away [their] season.”