Barcelona’s head coach Quique Setien maintains there are no issues between Lionel Messi and his coaching staff at Camp Nou amid historical allegations of turmoil.
Since continuing LaLiga and losing in Seville and Celta Vigo – the two sides of a 1-0 home victory over Athletic Bilbao – Barca have searched for their best structure, handing over the lead to Real Madrid in the championship race.
Zinedine Zidane ‘s men are two points clear of the remaining six matches, while as yet maintaining a top head-to-head record from this present season’s Clasico games.
Having surrendered a lead twice last time out in their 2-2 draw against Celta, Barca faces a troublesome home assignment to frame the Madrid Atletico on Tuesday.
Messi was seen disregarding guidelines from Setien’s number two Eder Sarabia throughout the break at Balaidos, where heated words had supposedly been exchanged in the changing area after the game.
Speaking on a pre-match news meeting for Atleti ‘s visit, Setien demanded Messi and the squad will be joined in the battle to retain their title.
Quique Setien talked and about the occurrence of Messi-Sarabia. He said: “It is valid in fact that there are always debates, as throughout everyday life, and contrasts are natural. In any case, that has always been the case. I have not been an easy player either. What we have to attempt to do is persuade everybody regarding the idea. I regard it as normal. The contact is solid in there. I don’t make any feeling of it.”
Setien argues that after losing points in a high-pressure title race, concerns presented inside the camp ought not to be seen as a stun.
he said: If there is no triumphant when you don’t win, everybody gets a point across. The relationship we have with the staff is acceptable. The facts confirm that at certain minutes, we don’t agree. We talked about a ton of topics yesterday however we concentrated on football. We have to show signs of improvement and improve. We ‘re frustrated with the situation we ‘re in, where we’re unrivaled however don’t create goals, yet the situations are normal.”
Atletico is on a streak of four straight games, having returned to the season after their initial match was continued.
Setien added: “They are a great team, they relate to the way they do things easily. Winning is an immensely definitive inquiry because anything can happen however the margin [in the title race] is less each time the matches are diminished. We are putting due emphasis as much on this game as on others.”