first_imgIt is very contradictory what has happened in Barça. The dismissal of Valverde and the signing of Setién generated enormous expectations among the fans, which maintains their faith in the Cantabrian. Nevertheless, the costumes already admit that there is a lack of depth in the game and the coach’s statements after the Valencia game liked little.Barça have a relatively affordable calendar next month before facing the knockout stages of the Champions League against Naples. He will play in the Cup against Leganés and in the League against Levante at Camp Nou. Then he could face the quarterfinals of the Cup and a League match at Villamarín. Finally, and before Naples and the Bernabéu, Eibar will be measured. The team is on time (less and less) to rebuild. But Setién and the costumes are required. “Likewise, the players do not interpret some things well,” Quique Setién said in the Mestalla press room after losing his first game as Barça coach. It was not a haughty phrase. Quique also admitted that “we are not explaining them well”. But yes It was the first demonstration that the message of the Cantabrian technician is not coming clearly to the dressing room. And that is a giant problem. Much more when we are in the second week of Quique on the bench of Barça. Any wardrobe is usually receptive to the message transmitted by a new coach in the first few days. The arrival of a new boss is a stimulus. It was important that the first two or three ideas collapse. And it is costing.It is also surprising the radicality with which Setién has arrived at the Barça dressing room. Where everyone imagined a coach who followed in the footsteps of cruising, with a fast, fun, electric and risky football, open at the ends, has found a conservative team. Barça does not risk the ball but, there is more, he has turned the drawing around like a sock. Of the 4-3-3 of Valverde that became 4-4-2 when the Catalans defended, the team has reinvented itself with a 3-1-4-2 in which 50 percent of the passes are given by three behind and the midfielder and in which, above all, the team has lost the oremus in the defensive balance. Valencia scored two goals but could do much more.last_img read more