Setien on his future: I don’t feel at all under threat

Quique Setien was in no mood to speculate about his future after Barcelona’s latest slip up against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Catalans drew for the third time in four games, giving Real Madrid a huge advantage in the title race ahead of their game against Getafe.

“I don’t feel at all under threat,” Setien said afterwards when asked about his position.

Looking at the result and game as a whole, Setien acknowledged that his side are struggling.

“It’s a shame,” he reflected, “we’re having more and more difficulties.

“Leaving these points behind means we’re moving further away from the title.

“But we have to keep working and Atletico are a good team.”

Riqui Puig was given a start at the Camp Nou as Setien sought to surprise Diego Simeone.

“We tried to do some different things,’ he explained.

“We thought we would benefit.

“Atletico defend very well, close the space and commit you.”

Even despite dropping points again, Setien wasn’t overly disappointed with his players’ performances.

“I’m quite happy with them,” he said.

“It’s true that we haven’t been able to win, but at times we controlled the game well.

“It’s not easy against this team. They’re disciplined.

“I’m quite happy with my players’ work.”

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