Villarreal coach Kiki Setien made some fiery statements after his side’s match against Barcelona in the Spanish Liga yesterday.
Barcelona beat Villarreal 1-0 in the 21st round of the Spanish championship.
Setien’s hot statement after the defeat of his team by Barcelona in the championship of Spain
Quique Setien praised Barcelona after his side’s match against him on Sunday.
Setien said after the match: “We knew we were going to face a team that is going through an outstanding period. They believe that everything they do will turn out well, and we lack that faith.” I think a draw would have been fair, but I must admit that in the first half they outplayed us by 30 minutes.
And he continued: “We didn’t know who would start at Barcelona, but our main idea was to equalize the number of their players in midfield.”
He said: “Unfortunately we lost Coquelin to injury, he helped us a lot. We will not know about Coquelin’s injury until the results of medical tests are known, we will be optimistic and we will wait.
And he stressed: “Barcelona” is very distinguished, has speed and quality, something has changed in “Barcelona”, this is a reaction without the ball. They pressed really hard and made us play long balls so we couldn’t get the ball from behind.”
He explained: “We didn’t manage to play comfortably on any of the shots in the first half. Statistically, Barcelona is the team that works the most without the ball.”
Regarding the absence of his star Gerard Moreno, he said: “Gerrard is a very important player. complete the attacks, as happened in the case of Morales.”
He concluded: “Three losses in a row have taken us away from our goal, but we must keep working, because everything changes in an instant, especially since the difference in points is small.”