The FC Barcelona coach was also questioned about his delicate management of the case Antoine Griezmann, who entered stoppage time against Atlético earlier this week.
This is the thing that makes the most talk in Barcelona right now. Quique Setién, who would have put his cloakroom on his back, was also very criticized for his management of the Griezmann case, who entered extra time against Atlético last Tuesday (2-2). In the press conference that followed, the Spanish tactician refused to apologize to the player, whom he intends to treat like any other member of the Barcelona squad.
“I’m not going to ask for forgiveness, but I fully understand that he can feel bad,” he said, and since then the two men have spoken . The Catalan press explained that there was not necessarily friction between the two, and the World champion told his coach that he did not have to justify himself to him. Still, in the entourage of the native of Macon, it was bad, like the father of the attacker who clashed the coach on social networks: “to have this kind of talk, it you must have the keys to the truck. This is not the case, you are just a passenger.”
“When Griezmann played you told me about Fati”
This Saturday, Quique Setién was questioned, once again, about the Tricolore at a press conference. “Griezmann is fine. He is a very great professional, he is a player who understands this situation. He’s an extraordinary guy, very pro, and he won’t touch him when he plays. He is very positive and we are sure that he will be 100% when he plays again,” said the former Betis.
“I have always talked about hierarchy in the team, but not indisputable players. Griezmann is a great player for the club and for the team. But when Griezmann was playing, you were telling me about Fati and now it’s the opposite. I am not finicky and the hierarchy is very clear to me, but not everyone can play. It is a decision that I accept,” added Setién, who therefore has no intention of apologizing or justifying his decision in depth.