Editing, published on Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 3:48 p.m.
During his presentation to the media as the new coach of FC Barcelona, Quique Setién made the promise that his training will produce a pleasant game and that it will even be his workhorse.
Quique Setién, the new Barça coach, did not wait very long to announce the color. From his first meeting with the press, the 61-year-old technician expressed his ambitions and his fierce desire to give Barça its letters of nobility. Called to discuss his ambitions, he said that these were very high, but that what interested him most was that the Blaugrana offer shimmering football, able to raise crowds and reconcile the most demanding fans with their team. A strong and pleasant speech. Now it is time to translate it into action.
Quique Setién says he is "very" moved by this opportunity
After the introduction of Josep Maria Bartomeu, who introduced him to journalists, the new Barça coach spoke and first expressed the immense pride he had in coaching one of the biggest clubs in the world. “Firstly I thank the president for the opportunity to be here. I couldn't have imagined it even in my most beautiful dreams. I'm an emotional person, it's a special day for me, he said. I face this challenge and this project with great illusion. I will try to convey this to the player, this desire to win, this enthusiasm. This confidence and this desire to win that I have right now. "
He intends to impose his style
Valverde's successor was then questioned about his plans, particularly in terms of the game proposed. He asserted that he will in no way depart from what has made his reputation so far. "I have clear ideas, I listen to everyone's opinions but it is difficult to take away something of which I am convinced. My game idea is clear, we will get the best performance from each player. ” To the question if he is ready to die with his ideas if he saw that the results were not following, he replied: "To win, the best way is always to play well. "As for the scheme used, he does not intend to confine himself to a single system:" At times we could make some changes to 4-3-3, the scheme may change but the philosophy remains clear. "
It does not distinguish between competitions
Barça was recently taken out of the Spanish Super Cup, but Barça is still racing in three different competitions. And even well placed to fetch several trophies. For Setién, it is important to aim for the summit everywhere, while emphasizing once again the need to produce spectacle. "My goal is to win everything," he said. This club can do nothing but improve every year and win in addition to playing well, I think that to win you have to play well, it is important to associate everything (…) When I arrive in a team I can only guarantee one thing, my team will play well. "
He won't let himself be trod on
Finally, Quique Setien expressed his impatience to lead the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. Like others before him, he considers himself to be a privileged person. “It doesn't hurt to say that I used 12.14 years in front of the TV to see Barça every day, every game. Train Messi, the best, with his teammates? I am not aware of what it means, "he said. While admitting his immense admiration for La Pulga, the former Betis coach still made it clear that he is not willing to be dictated by anyone : "Messi is Messi, Busquets is Busquets, Pique is Pique, my relationship with them will certainly be extraordinary but everyone must stay in their place, I am direct, when I see something to correct I will try to convince to work. The Barcelona stars have been warned.