A coach of the proud of Barcelona, as a spy in the Bernabeu-home of arch-rivals? Such a man had not seen, if at all, for years. On Wednesday evening but was Quique Setién, since the middle of January, coach of the FC Barcelona , in the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. He was a scout in his own right. The 61-Year-old watched the next opponent of his team, Real Madrid.
The Royal played in the eighth-final first leg of the Champions League against Manchester City and lost 1:2. But Setién not want to only rely on their own findings. Because after the game, he picked up still tips in a five-star hotel in Madrid, in the best possible experts for victories at the Bernabéu: Manchester city coach Pep Guardiola, who caught in nine games at Real six wins (with Barcelona, Bayern and ManCity). And Guardiola was not willing to provide information, it was necessary to remove the tongue by an excellent red wine. Because Barcelona, as Guardiola in Madrid said, "the Club of my heart".
????| Setien insists that he has been influenced by the Guardiola’s work at Man City.— City Chief (@City_Chief) February 29, 2020
“We get along. He has always been very cordial to me. I like to chat with the technicians with whom I identify by their way of watching football or feeling it. Pep has always been a reference.” pic.twitter.com/JMCis3Jtb9
Setién in the Bernabeu after three games unbeaten
There are crazier ideas than to talk with Guardiola about soccer . And a few advice you can use Setién sure, even if he is as a coach, themselves unbeaten at the Bernabéu. With Las Palmas Setiéns team a 3:1 lead playful led, as a real former star striker Cristiano Ronaldo with two goals the settle. In his last two visits, with the Andalusian tradition club real Betis, he took two wins.
"Barcelona has us tickled only."Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso
nevertheless, The doubts about the game, Barcelona are still big, and they were after the Tuesday not less than Barcelona for Napoli in the Champions League a very cumbersome 1:1 to repeat. "Barcelona has us tickled," said Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso. What might have had to do with the fact that Barcelona's players can not complain about the distraction.
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wouldn't Be flying this down in practice – it would have been a godsend that Gerard Piqué's company cosmos on Friday announced that it has launched a new brand Manager – recruited, of all things, from FC Barcelona. What could, however, serve at least as evidence that in the cabin, not all of the management staff of the club for the incompetent and unimaginative to be held.
"Unfortunately, we have not a very broad squad; the planning was so."Sergio Busquets
The impression could have arisen in the last few weeks. There is basically no leadership, players would not have complained publicly about the heads. After sports Director Eric Abidal had accused the team to train to lau, drove him Captain Lionel Messi on the mouth. Abidal should name names, "otherwise, he defiled all". Then Piqué spoke a truth: "In the last few years, the team has supported with its results to the Club." And in Naples for the ride Sergio Busquets a new attack against Abidal: "Unfortunately, we have not a very broad squad; the planning was so."
Messi loves to win in the Bernabeu
In fact, the squad is small: Due to various injuries – for example, the striker Luis Suárez, and Ousmane Dembélé comes Barcelona only 13 professional players who can travel to Madrid.
it looks like a joke. According to official Figures from the Barcelona staff costs in the amount of 633 million euros and thus greater than any other Club in the world. In spite of this enormous sum is Lionel Messi said in a recent Interview: "at The Moment, it is enough to win the Champions League." But perhaps it will be enough for a win at Real.
And one thing is clear: If Messi on Sunday evening to be in a good mood, must make Setién no thought to tactics and strategy. Because if you know something from years past, then this: love Messi victories at the Bernabéu.
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