Quique Setién was very happy with the performances of Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig in the club’s 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. The two youngsters were brought on as substitutions in the second half when the score was still at 0-0. Ivan Rakitic eventually sealed the win with a goal in the 71st minute.
“The substitutions of Ansu and Riqui gave us more dynamism. I’m quite happy with the second half. Both of them are increasing the chances of having more minutes. Sometimes there are doubts about the contribution of these lads in important games but the truth is that they’re doing really very well”, said the coach.
Overall Setien wasn’t too impressed with his team’s performance. “In the first half we were not very precise with the ball. What we have to do now is win everything until the end of the season. We are very happy. The progress is there, but there are always things to improve.”