Quique Setién is on the tightrope and could end up on the street if FC Barcelona after the draw against Atlético (2-2). That is the information they provide from the Catalan regional television channel, ‘Esport3’. This outlet assured on Tuesday that the Barcelona coach could be dismissed if his team runs out of options to win LaLiga by puncturing one of the two games he has to play this week.
The Catalans faced Atlético de Madrid on Tuesday and Villarreal on Sunday, in which they are without a doubt the two most complicated commitments that lie ahead in this League. Both meetings will be followed and could mean goodbye to the Cantabrian if the objectives are not met. Barça had to add the three points in both clashes, and so far it has already failed in the first.
If the Catalans leave one more point, according to the aforementioned sports media, the club will choose to stop Santander. In his place would be the technician of the subsidiary, Javier García Pimienta, who has renewed his contract. It is a limit situation for the former Betis, with two hard bones to gnaw with Atleti, first, and Villarreal in a few days. Both are surely the fittest LaLiga teams alongside Real Madrid.
This Thursday Real Madrid could be placed with a +4 advantage. This would mean that whites could afford to lose a game or draw two and still remain champions. It would get too complicated in that case and it might have been Setien’s goodbye.
This next Sunday, it will play beat Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica. The outlook will be the same as this Tuesday and the Catalans will need to win to avoid missing the LaLiga train. Setien cannot fail either then if he wants to keep his position, at least according to ‘Esport3’. In addition, those of Zidane, who already have a difficult commitment against Getafe this Thursday, will have another even tougher on Sunday in Bilbao. Those of Chamartín can click and Barcelona has to take advantage of its options.
Relationship played between Setién and the wardrobe
The relationship between Setién and the wardrobe has been complicated this last week with the Arthur case and the words of the technician in different press conferences. In addition, it seems that the players are not very happy with Eder Sarabia, his second, as demonstrated by Leo Messi against Celta. Both sides are tense and have to make peace for the good of Barça.