Quique Setien talks about Real Madrid, his childhood team, and his training period for Lionel Messi with Barcelona.
Kiki Setien revealed the former coach For Barcelona About his favorite childhood team, which he confirmed was Real Madrid, who was his opponent for many months when he trained the Catalan club.
This came in press statements he made during an interview with “El Pais” newspaper, during which he talked about his training period for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.
Setien said: “I think Messi is the best in history. There are other stars who were also the best, but in terms of continuity, no one has gotten the same thing he has done over the years.”
He added, “Lionel is difficult to manage. Who am I to change him if they had accepted him as he is for years and could not change him.”
And he added: “There is another fact inherent in every player, is that their leadership is difficult, as we have seen in the case of Michael Jordan in my documentary The Last Dance, when we saw things we did not expect.”
He continued on the famous Tata Martino phrase of Messi when he told him that he was the president in Barcelona: “I heard that phrase, and other words, but I did not need anyone to tell me anything, I experienced it myself.”
Turning to the historic defeat of Bayern Munich, he said: “When you lose eight goals in Barcelona, you are exposed to a lot of damage. Of course I bear a percentage of the defeat and I will write about it, but when I think I find that my decision to leave was before that match.”
And he ended his remarks by revealing the team he used to support when he was young: “Like the rest of the kids, I supported Real Madrid.”
It is worth noting that Setien had taken over Barcelona in the middle of the season after the administration’s decision to sack Ernesto Valverde after losing the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.
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