Obviously, the disappointment was great on the side of the prestigious Catalan stable at the end of this outcome. At Lionel Messi, the superstar of the Blaugrana armada, it was even important enough for him to publicly blame his coach Quique Setien for the failure!
Indeed, invited to deliver his analysis concerning the recent apathetic performances of his team, the Barcelona number 10 did not mince his words:
“From January to here, the year was very bad”
“If we don’t change, we will also lose the match that arrives in Naples. From January to here, the year has been very bad. ” The month of January having coincided with the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde and his replacement by Quique Setien, it therefore seems obvious that the Argentine genius no longer trusts his current coach at all.