Quique Setién celebrated the qualifying round of the King’s Cup final on Wednesday with his little mouth. The Barça coach has contextualized the victory against Ibiza, a Second B, thanks to a double by Antoine Griezmann. “We knew it would be a very difficult game. They did very well and it was difficult for us,” said the coach at a press conference, analyzing the performance of his footballers and the functionality of the bet on a three-center scheme. and four midfielders.
“They are a strong team, they did a good game and they were fortunate to score. We had a hard time finding the way to their goal. We were very vague. The reality is that it was not easy. “We have a lot of merit. We will not always have the fortune to score first, but we had the ball and it allowed us to win. I’m happy. We didn’t have the clarity, but it was not an easy game,” he said.
He did not want to look for excuses for competition formats, the express displacement or the absences of Leo Messi, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué. “I did not like the team during the first hour of the game, but I understand the difficulties that the footballers face, with a field that is not fast, against a very aggressive team that has been very intense in defense and defended well “I wish we would have played better. We will stick to the conclusions that will be useful to us in the future,” he said.
“The other day we had more control at all levels. We had a lot of losses today and this has benefited them. They closed well and did not give up spaces. We thought that as the minutes went by we would have more options “My team was focused, but we were not right to handle some situations better. If I had come back, things would be different,” he said. The former footballer also praised the match of Ansu Fati, one of the highlights of the Cup game. “We are looking at what the footballers can contribute depending on their position. Ansu has enormous qualities, like others,” he said.
Griezmann: “We have to assimilate the tactics of the new coach”
Antoine Griezmann was the star of the Barça victory in the sixteenth round of the Copa del Rey (1-2) thanks to a double: “They started better than we did, they knew the pitch. a new system, with the three central ones, we have to internalize it, the following games will be the same, we have to assimilate the tactics of the new coach, we have done a good job and a good second half. passes from teammates, “commented the French striker.