Barcelona coach Quique Setien looks on during the Champions League quarter-excellent against Bayern Munich in Lisbon on 14 August 2020.
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Barcelona’s embattled coach Quique Setien supplied no indication that he would resign in the instantaneous aftermath of Friday’s 8-2 Champions League humiliation by the hands of Bayern Munich, as membership president Josep Maria Bartomeu promised to “protect conclude choices” in the arriving days.
“It is too rapidly to sing of whether or now not I will proceed,” Setien acknowledged. “It does now not depend upon me. There needs to be a mighty wider reflection, taking into yarn the get apart and the importance of this defeat which is so painful.”
Defender Gerard Pique called for sweeping changes on the Camp Nou in the wake of the defeat, the worst in Barcelona’s favorite European history.
Setien used to be already below grand force, no subject simplest being appointed because the successor to Ernesto Valverde in January, with Barcelona having relinquished the Spanish title on his gape, finishing 2nd to Valid Madrid in La Liga.
They had been hoping to win up for a disappointing domestic marketing campaign in the ‘Final Eight’ in Lisbon nonetheless had been as a replace totally outclassed by Bayern on the Estadio da Luz.
Chatting with Spanish tv deliver Movistar Plus, Bartomeu acknowledged: “Now’s now not the time for choices, it’s the time to apologise to the participants, the Barcelona fans, because it used to be now not a simply day for them.”
“We are hurting, nonetheless as soon as we rating to subsequent week we’re going to have the flexibility to initiate up making choices.”
Setien called the defeat “critically painful” and hinted that he knew what used to be coming.
“I am responsive to what the kind of defeat manner. I sing what happens nowadays needs to be analysed with a chunk extra standpoint,” he acknowledged.
“The credibility of a coach is diminished when this happens, clearly. That is evident, nonetheless that does now not bother me exact now.”