The Argentine legend Lionel Messi recently claimed that his team FC Barcelona is on the course of winning the UEFA Champions League this year. However, it seems his manager is going to differ from his opinion as Quique Setien doesn’t believe that the Spanish club can win the UCL this season if they are going to play like this.
Barcelona is having a mixed season this year, although they are currently holding the top place of La Liga with a point-gap from their arch-rival Real Madrid. However, they are already eliminated from the Supercopa and Copa del Rey. These are also the main reason for Ernesto Valverde quitting his job.
FC Barcelona manager Quique Setien rejects the claim of Lionel Messi to win the Champions League
While talking about Lionel Messi’s claim about the Champions League this season, Barcelona manager Quique Setien said, “I never doubted the squad we have and I have no doubt that we can win all that remains, but not by playing in the way we were playing,” and added, “Now, everyone has their opinion and they are all very respectable. Mine is based on the fact that I was lucky to play in the Champions League every year and I know that it is not possible to win it by playing as we have been playing.”
Setien told BeinSports that, “Messi’s words I think have created a big debate,” and then added, “We are convinced that we can win the Champions League. We have to improve some things, but without a doubt we are convinced that the team has the potential to win the Champions League.”
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He said, “We can win it. We are convinced we can win the Champions League, of course, we can.” The Barcelona manager also give updates about the recovery of Suarez, and said, “He is not completely recovered, but I think he is in good shape and he has been working with the squad for a few days.”
He said, “We noticed he lacked a bit of confidence and form. When we start playing, we will see his preparations,” and then added, “We are very happy with the commitment and performance of the players since coming back, although right now we are concentrating above all on the physical side.”