Setien does not believe La Masia

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first_imgAnsu Fati, Riqui Puig or Álex Collado (by the way the author of the best goal of the season in the Second Division B according to the FEF), players who next season must be part of the first team according to the plan of the technical secretariat and Bartomeu himself , who wants more quarry, will have risen this Friday with an unpleasant surprise. For the second time in the same week, Setién has sent an absolutely discouraging message to La Masia. This Wednesday, on TV3, the Cantabrian had asked himself the rhetorical question: “What do we want, quarry or advance?”, Implying that the main thing at Barça was the results and that there was no time for the tests. This Thursday in El Larguero de la SER, he insisted on his slam: “I have not been completely convinced (the players of the subsidiary) to play more than they have done. We are training with all those who we believe can give that happened but we have not found the opportunity to fit them. “In his presentation as coach of Barça, Setién had announced special attention to the quarry. He even did because he was seen at the Estadi Johan Cruyff watching Barça B matches. In his first training, he gave Riqui Puig a hug that the club’s official photographer captured and disclosed on social networks. And he even made him play 20 minutes in his debut against Granada and 71 in Ibiza in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey. Since then, Riqui Puig only played three minutes. Not to mention Collado or Ansu Fati himself, who as soon as Martin Braithwaite arrived has disappeared from the lineups. Setien insisted on the day of his arrival that he did not shake his pulse to get boys from the quarry if the veterans relaxed and that he had already demonstrated it in other clubs (“if they push and earn it, they can play in the first team”). But, despite having a short squad, he soon understood that Barça is something else. That the statuses must be respected and that there are roles that cannot be touched if the locker room ecosystem is to be controlled. Setien, then, has embraced the sacred cows. Of course, Messi (“we’ll see if he can count on me for the next season,” he joked in El Larguero), Busquets (“like Del Bosque, I’d be reincarnated in him, you’d be surprised by the physical records”). And if it was necessary, he has changed his concept of players to those he identified with chaos. Where Riqui Puig has played 22 minutes since the Cantabrian landed, Vidal has participated in 354 minutes. For now, Setién has intentionally knocked a door on La Masia. Do not believe in the quarry as a short-term remedy.last_img read more

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