Latest Lionel Messi demands might kick Quique Setien out of Barcelona.
Lionel Messi has made a crucial demand in order to extend his stay with Barcelona that might kick Quique Setien out after poor results.
Barca’s latest clash against Celta Vigo displayed a struggling Catalan side which ended up losing the lead created by Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to eventually draw the match resulting in them dropping another two points.
This allowed Real Madrid to get a golden opportunity to take the lead over the reigning champions after they won 1-0 against Espanyol on Sunday.
A major portion of the criticism was received by coach, Quique Setien, especially from his own players with Suarez stating that it is the responsibility of the coaching staff to analyze the squad’s away performances to avoid the recurring errors that often result to a draw or a loss.
“I think that’s what the coaches are for, to analyze these situations. We are the ones who have to give our all on the pitch. Away from home, we’re dropping points that we don’t usually do in other seasons.”
Source: Diario Sport
It is not just the Uruguayan striker that is disappointed by the coach’s methods but reports claim that the whole dressing room is unimpressed by Setien.
Diario Gol reports that Lionel Messi desires the return of club legend Xavi Hernandez, as he believes that the squad needs someone who knows the Barca philosophy throughout and there is no one better than Xavi who truly understands the DNA of the club.
Xavi would also be someone who will be heavily respected by the squad and might be the best man capable of returning the club to its glory days with possession-based football.
The idea of former players returning to coach their former clubs has been a question of doubt in many people’s minds but in reality, Xavi could be the ideal fit to find success similar to that of Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique.
Perhaps the Spaniard could take some inspiration from Frank Lampard, who completely turned around a struggling Chelsea side to one of the strong contenders for the Premier League for next season.