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FC Barcelona coach does not comment on Messi's future


"I will not speculate on this," Quique Setién said this Saturday in a press conference about a possible departure of the superstar Lionel Messi from the blaugrana club in 2021, advanced by the Spanish press on Thursday.

"I won't speculate on this because I didn't hear anything. I did not have wind of the fact that he said anything ”, dismissed Setién this Saturday in a press conference before the displacement of Barça (2nd, 70 pts) in Villarreal Sunday for the 34th day of Liga, to try to catch Real Madrid (74 pts) at the top of the championship. "I feel it. I repeat that everything else is only speculation in which I will not enter. This is your job. We discuss what we need to discuss, nothing more, ”swept the Barça technician. Setién was asked about the future of the sixfold Ballon d'Or after Spanish radio Cadena Ser said Thursday evening that "Messi is planning to leave Barça". “Right now, Messi's idea is to finish his contract in 2021 and abandon FC Barcelona. Messi has frozen the extension of his contract. The negotiations had started very well, with an agreement between the two parties, but the recent events have made that Messi is in the process of reconsidering everything, and for the moment, he has decided to stop "the negotiations around his extension to Barça, announced the Cadena Ser in an article relayed on its site, Thursday evening.

Setién spoke with Griezmann

In addition, Setién returned on his exchange with the French world champion Antoine Griezmann, entered only in the 90th Thursday against his former club, Atlético Madrid, while Barça procrastinated (2-2) ... a tactical choice extensively criticized by the Spanish press. "He's fine, I exchanged a few words with him. He is a great professional, he can understand this situation because he has already experienced it before. He is a professional, and an extraordinary boy. It won't affect him, because he's still very positive. We can count on him 100%, ”said the Barça technician, appointed in January. “I had spoken of hierarchies but I never said that it was indisputable. Griezmann is a huge player, very important to the team. When he plays, you ask me why Ansu (Fati) is on the bench ... They can't all play! ”, Said Setién at a press conference on Saturday.

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Source: lefigaro

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