Quique Setien on relationship with Lionel Messi: ‘Some players are more open’

Quique Setien has insisted that his relationship with Lionel Messi ‘is good’. The FC Barcelona manager is under massive pressure after his lost the LaLiga to Real Madrid this season. There have been rumours that Setien and Messi aren’t eye to eye but according to Setien his relationship with the star forward is just as normal as with the other players.

“It is the same as with everyone, more or less,” Setien said. “There are players who are more open and have more of a relationship, but the relationship is good.” After Barcelona beat Alaves 5-0 Messi told reporters the team has been talking about their performances this season.

“It is true, that we have had a deep reflection on the situation,” Setien said. “We are all excited about the Champions League. It is true that we have spoken and it has served us well, because some things have been cleaned up. It is something that has been backed up with this game and with this result, which will allow us to face the future with more confidence and in a different state of mind.”