Within four days of madness experienced by Barcelona since the elimination in the Super Cup the election of Quique Setién It was a matter of hours. Checked the low popular acceptance of the option of Mauricio Pochettino, endorsed by a sector of the board, decided to bet on a way of consensus, closer to the essence of that DNA that always permeates any football theme related to Barça.
I felt that soccer could be better played, but I didn't see it until Johan showed it to us.
– Quique Setien (@QSetien) March 24, 2016
Possibly there was no free technician more akin to values of cruyffism that the Cantabrian preparer, of 61 years. "TO Cruyff I told him would have given the little finger for having played on his team, but not for playing in Barcelona, but for how he played, because I saw the players how they enjoyed, ”he recalled Setien in an interview with Antonio Baquero in EL PERIÓDICO 14 months ago.
The love for the ball
So, I was going to Betis in its second year, after classifying it for Europa League In a bright first year. In the past season things have been twisted from the beginning, the patience of demanding betics It was running out and last May its stage ended. Ruby replaced him, but Quique was close to returning after another bad start. Things are usually appreciated when they are gone.
With Setién, touch and possession football is guaranteed. The love for the ball It is the number point of his philosophy. It was already in the fields of Second B when I was heading to Lugo and took him to the silver category. His style is above all. «People tend to reject things you don't understand and it seems that you have to be permanently defending this way of playing. And that bothers me a lot, ”he reflects.
The 3-4 of the Camp Nou
In Barça you will not have that problem. There you will enjoy with Messi And with Busquets, «That footballer very intelligent»Whom he admires so much. His best cover letter was the 3-4 he achieved with Betis against Barça de Valverde in November 2018. It was a incontestable triumph gestated with the weapons that the most nostalgic azulgranas so long for.
The pause, the ability to analyze and control emotions, those virtues that it brings your dear chess, will mark the game of Barça de Setién. Pochettino, while, it can be installed in your Argentine farm. His real dream is to train the Madrid someday.
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