The DT of Barcelona referred to the 2-2 equality against Atletico Madrid, which
FC Barcelona manager Quique Setién acknowledged after drawing 2-2 in the Camp Nou against Atletico Madrid that it is a «penalty» and a reality that they have «more complicated» to revalidate the Spanish league title, as Real Madrid now has a point of advantage and still a match to be played, with 4 margin points at their fingertips.
«Yes, the truth is that it’s a shame. It is true that we have it more and more complicated, leaving these points means that we move away from the possibility of the title. We have to keep working, this is a good option, always, and more after playing against Atletico Madrid», he told local media after the match a Setién that «not at all» is discussed at the club.
Despite the tie, he claimed to be «pretty happy» with his team’s game. «We haven’t been able to hurt this team any more, we’ve been ahead twice, we’ve been given confidence and we’ve controlled it pretty well. It’s not easy to play against this team, with very disciplined and strong players, but I’m pretty happy with the work my players have done,» he said.
«We tried to do something different things, which we thought were going to give us a lot about getting behind the pivots with Riqui and Leo. They have done it quite a few times, but Atlético defends himself very well and closes spaces, commits us in the exits,» he said as to putting Riqui Puig as the starter.
Also about lineups, he explained why he got Griezmann into the discount. «If I see Griezmann well, the problem is that they can’t play all, you have to decide for one. At that moment of match it makes sense not to take it out, but you always think that in the end a player like him can do something to you. I haven’t done it before because they were doing very well, we were playing a good game. Suarez always has to try to have Leo on the field, just like it,» he concluded.
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