Setien unhappy with team performance despite narrow win

FC Barcelona boss Quique Setien was not happy with the performance of his side despite a 1-0 win over city rivals Espanyol on Wednesday. Several days after their 4-1 win over Villarreal, Barcelona weren’t unable to push through their performance levels and that annoyed the coach.

“We didn’t play well today. Espanyol closed spaces well and it was difficult for us to penetrate and score. The reality is that it was a very difficult game.”, said the Barcelona boss. “We are doing what we are supposed to do, which is winning, Now we have to wait for Madrid. Anything can happen in the league.”

Setien wasn’t happy that his side was unable to continue their form into the Espanyol game. “We didn’t play the way we did against Villarreal. We tried to find solutions to break up Espanyol’s defense, but they defended well and they closed spaces.”, Setién added. After losing to Barcelona, Espanyol has been relegated from the La Liga.