A home game between Barcelona against Granada in the continued La Liga at Camp Nou will be a historic moment. Because it was the first match Quique Setien after being officially appointed as coach.
Setien was chosen to replace Ernesto Valverde on 13 January. That could be an opportunity for the Spanish coach to raise his career. But, on the other hand, the 61-year-old grandfather also had to carry a heavy burden.
Refine Barcelona class team, Setien is certainly required to make a major contribution. Because, several previous Barcelona skipper, including Valverde, was able to win the title. That is, the former Real Betis coach was required to prove his capacity if he wanted to last longer at Camp Nou.
It can be started by winning the inaugural party against Granada. Yes, this fight can be considered as a benchmark if he is worthy of caring for Lionel Messi et al. Because, if you lose, the scathing criticism will surely rain.
Moreover, Barcelona needs a victory so that the dressing room returns positive after failing to win the Supercopa de Espana. Besides, the Blaugrana also want revenge. Because, at a previous meeting contra Granada, Barcelona were still being taken care of Valverde humiliated 0-2. Setien was aware of the pressure he was facing. But, he remained calm and optimistic to record a beautiful debut.
The thing is, he has a lot of great players, especially on the front lines. Although he could not lose Luis Suarez, he could still count on Antoine Griezmann and Messi. Barcelona, who were still being looked after by Valverde, were humiliated 0-2.
‘The influence of Messi in every game is extraordinary. He can do something that other players cannot do. He is a unique footballer. He did everything well, and that makes our burden as a coach lighter,’ said Setien, reported by Marca.
Opportunities Setien won quite an open victory. Despite losing at the latest meeting at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on September 22, Barcelona continued to win during the six most recent meals against Diego Martinez’s team.
Nevertheless, Barcelona still must be aware of Granada. Because the visitors came with high motivation after winning two of his newest matches in all competitions, namely the cons of Real Mallorca (1-0) in La Liga, and versus Tamaraceite (1-0) in the Copa del Rey.
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