Barcelona so there were 15 matches under coach Quique Setien, and their performance is 10 wins, 2 draw, lost 3, scored 28 goals and conceded 11 times. Not bad, but it is with a team other than Barcelona yet requires a much higher standard and actual results also showed Setien unsatisfactory.
Barca time Setien Not bad but Ernesto Valverde is not much better
Worth mentioning is the 5 games are not won by Barcelona against strong opponents. They were down 2-0 Valencia in January and it was Barca's first defeat Setien time, though this Valencia is no longer a leading force of La Liga but a team is losing the competition Europa tickets League. They then were eliminated in the quarter-finals Athletic Bilbao King's Cup, 1-1 to Napoli and lost with the score 0-2 El Clasico before the recent 0-0 draw Sevilla, the 5 games are away.
Barca can bully the weaker team because of some teams play in La Liga, are all too adventurous and Lionel Messi for Barca always have hope. But in the big games even Messi can not help Barca win advantage, and this takes us back to a problem very old: the Camp Nou still to the phenomenon of "Messidependencia" exists and no surge out about training style.
Setien has not and probably will not be brought back to a style of attacking football on fire as Pep Guardiola day, though the team Setien previously led the stone is not bad and Setien considers himself a follower of Johan Cruyff . Football tactics must also be accompanied by appropriate people, as well as military tactics are determined by logistic and weapons. Financial and logistics is not worried that Barca, but weapons and show their player possesses the "gun" old.
Messi had a lackluster game over Sevilla
Barca have up to 8 players 30 and older, 4 players from 28 to 29 years, and of the 12 players that had to 8 regular soccer. If you want to play fast and efficient, it can not shake the "old man" style of rock with it, even the lowest-level manager must also understand this. So right from the time Ernesto Valverde Barca were playing safely and slower, and can not go another Setien.
Barca are now even rock is marginally better than the last months of the Valverde, the players pressed tackles a much more effective way after losing the ball. General nature but is still a game that the public in Barcelona felt hard to swallow, but many pillars Barca agree and they have expressed dissatisfaction when Valverde was fired.
Barca has been criticized because of Valverde stylish football too safe and boring
Valverde or Setien, Barca are having difficulty with the team know how to disable Messi, they even had the same type: One defenses crowded, a midfielder specialized tasks included the Argentine with teammates surrounded, captured Messi took the ball to deep backward. Dealing with such a Barca team must have good winger, but Ousmane Dembele constant injuries while Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite are not stone washed border forte.
Without winger solid Is the responsibility of the coach, when Barca put the money to buy a lot of players are unnecessary and inappropriate that single out the following gameplay Philippe Coutinho? The leaders were chasing Valverde because of pressure public opinion but if Setien does not present a new face for Barca, the obvious problem is not at the seat of the military situation and decided to sack Valverde, the team still head La Liga table, increasingly confusing.