After the draw against Atletico Madrid, which makes it even more essential a puncture of an unbeaten Real Madrid since after the confinement, Quique Setión has addressed the media. “If I look strong enough to push this forward? Naturally. The result detracts from a lot of the things we’ve done well, but I’m happy with how the team has worked.” The Barça coach has admitted that he is not “as happy” as when he signed for Barça, but that “he is fine inside” and that he has left “satisfied with the team’s game, but not with the result”. The reality is that he walks the tightrope.
The Cantabrian coach also said that he feels supported by the dressing room and did not want to give details of the meeting he had with the management before the match against Atlético and with the team played after the draw in Balaídos. One of the main topics of the press conference was Griezmann’s substitution against his former team: “I don’t think he humiliated a world champion. Those on the field were doing well and I made him come in late, but trust me. that a player like him can contribute at any time.I understand that it is hard for him to have played so little and to feel bad.I also feel bad for him.Tomorrow I will talk to him, not to apologize to him, because that does not I have to do it, but I understand that it can feel bad. ”
Setión also explained the change of system, playing with two strikers and not three as he normally does and with Riqui Puig as the fourth midfielder: “The idea was to strengthen ourselves with the rises of the sides, free Messi and have the mobility of the “We didn’t face an easy opponent and in the end, we couldn’t. But I’m happy with how the players have worked, especially Riqui and Arturo Vidal.”