In the season of the UEFA Champions League, the matches of the round of the last sixteen are in hand. But, in the meantime, Barcelona has got the name of their possible opponent in the quarter-final and semi-final. But the coach of the team Quique Setien is not thinking about it right now. The report says that the Barca coach Setien is only thinking about La Liga battle. The Spanish manager wants to take the league throne fight to the last day of the tournament.
The next day, Barcelona will visit the ground of Real Valladolid. At the opponent’s ground, the match between them will take place. After the 35 rounds in the league, Barcelona has managed 76 points and holding the 2nd position so far. And, Real Madrid is holding the top position with the highest 80 points after the same 35 rounds. Earlier today, at the home venue, Real beat Alaves by a 2 - 0 goal and secured the position.
Quique Setien not distracted by UCL draw as La Liga finale nears! pic.twitter.com/fGFiRHtCU7
— Stadium Astro (@stadiumastro) July 11, 2020
If Real Madrid does not lose points, the fight will not go until the last day. So, the Barcelona coach is waiting. Earlier today, in the press conference, Barca coach stated that he just wants to do his job perfectly and wait till the last day. He is too confident. It is very possible to go to the last round by keeping the possibility alive of winning the league title. He hopes that they can do it. In football, anything can happen. And in the last few years, he witnessed some unexplainable things.
Live thread: Quique Setién's press conference ahead of tomorrow's game with Real Valladolid. pic.twitter.com/kBI6BBiNxB
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) July 10, 2020
What they can do against the Real Valladolid, they are focusing onto that chapter. In many ways, they are doing better. But they need to improve more. From the injury, Junior Firpo has returned to the ground but Arthur has been ruled out because of the same problem. Against Valladolid, Barcelona will not get Ansu Fati because of his banishment.
#Barcelona coach Quique Setien spoke to the press on Friday ahead of Saturday’s trip to Real Valladolid in #LaLiga where victory is essential to preserve Barca’s fading title hopes. pic.twitter.com/x4ZCOmx7Wd
— Dylan (@CGTNDylanZhao) July 10, 2020
Just before the press conference of Setien, the Champions League draw has been taken place. If they get rid off the Napoli obstacle, in the next round, they will get Bayern Munich or Chelsea as the opponent. And if they successfully pass that in the semi-final, they will face one among Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus or Lyon. But at this moment, Setien is not thinking about the UEFA Champions League. Right now, he is just concentrating in their next match against Real Valladolid.