“I’ve already gone through the mourning that I had to go through for what happened at Barcelona,” said Setien.
Quique Setien is sure that he improved things at Barcelona
Former head coach Quique Setien was appointed in January and then abruptly sacked in August. His dismissal sparked a legal battle with the club, and now he is left with both positive and negative memories of his time at Camp Nou. “I’ve already gone through the mourning that I had to go through for what happened at Barcelona,” said Setien. “But it’s something that happens as part of this work. If you manage to live in isolated from everything I’ve done, you can live calmly. I’ve changed my phone, and they stop me on the street and asked for an interview, but I try to stay the same. The experience was extraordinary. Indeed, we did not enjoy what we would have wanted to enjoy or do what we wanted at the beginning, but you find that things get complicated.”
“Of course, I would go back to Barcelona and do not regret going there. Not at all”. A lot has been written and said about Setien’s time at the club since he left. But he is pleased with the progress that he considers as a side made under him. “The data showed, that we improved some things from the beginning,” added Setien. “We won more goals in the opponents’ half, we kept possession for longer, and we made more passes. That is all objective data.” When asked if he will return to coaching shortly, the ex-boss of Real Betis explained that he was not “uncomfortable or suffering” and happy to wait.