Barcelona coach Se­tien down­plays talk of un­rest

Arab News - - Sport News - AFP

Barcelona coach Quique Se­tien in­sists his re­la­tion­ship with the play­ers is good, de­spite re­ports of un­rest in the dress­ing room and ten­sion be­tween Lionel Messi and Se­tien’s as­sis­tant, Eder Sara­bia.

An an­gry ex­change of views re­port­edly fol­lowed Barca’s 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Satur­day, a re­sult that al­lowed Real Madrid to go two points clear at the top of La Liga by beat­ing Es­panyol.

Footage also ap­peared to show Messi point­edly ig­nor­ing Sara­bia, with the Ar­gen­tinian turn­ing away from Se­tien’s No. 2 as he tried to give him in­struc­tions dur­ing a cool­ing break. A lack of to­geth­er­ness comes at a bad time given Barcelona host in-form Atletico Madrid on Tues­day.

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