Register Login Scores

LaLiga

Report: Barca Squad Already Losing Faith In New Coach

After FC Barcelona lost their LaLiga lead following their defeat in the latest El Clasico, reports have emerged suggesting that a number of the Blaugrana's playing squad have already lost faith in their new manager.

Read: Barca Transfers News: Five In, Six Out?

Having replaced Ernesto Valverde in January, Quique Setien has only been in the job for about two months, but some of the Catalan club's players are already wondering if their new coach is up to the task, according to Catalunya Radio and as cited by AS.

The Spaniard has come under criticism after losing three of his six away games in charge. Overall, Setien has overseen seven wins, one draw and three defeats, during which Barcelona dropped to second place in LaLiga and were knocked out of the Copa del Rey.

Download The Soccer Laduma Social Media App & Earn Airtime for Selfies! 

In the wake of the Blaugrana's 2-0 El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid on Sunday, some of the club's players have reportedly expressed their displeasure at Setien's decision to take Arturo Vidal off and replace the midfielder with forward Martin Braithwaite.

It is claimed they feel the change contributed to their defeat, with both of Los Blancos' goals coming after the tactical switch.

However, Barcelona's board are said be seen as the main culprits for the team's current situation, with the squad feeling that some of the decisions the club's bosses have made have effectively "thrown away" the season.

Read: Barca Legend Ronaldinho Caught By Police With Fake Passport

Valverde coached Barca for 145 games and won back-to-back LaLiga titles, but was sacked in January after Atletico Madrid knocked his side out of the Supercopa de Espana.

Do you think Setien is the right coach for Barcelona? Have your say in the comments section below.

3 comments

Top 5

Mlambo’s New Team Revealed

18 Oct 26, 2020 02:30 PM in Siyagobhoza

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

14 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Hachi Signs Deal To Complete Mzansi Return

7 Oct 26, 2020 01:50 PM in PSL

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

14 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso's Al Ahly Advance To Champions League Final

101 Oct 23, 2020 11:02 PM in Players Abroad

New Boys On The Block – Bucs' 4 New Hot Rides

Oct 22, 2020 04:25 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Swallows To Edge Chiefs In Race For Downs Star?

41 Oct 23, 2020 10:36 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Seven Down, Four To Go For Pirates’ 11 Departures

19 Oct 20, 2020 01:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Rejected: Why Baroka Wont’ Sell To Chiefs

16 Oct 20, 2020 07:11 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Maluleke To Be Unveiled At New Club

7 Oct 20, 2020 09:13 AM in Siyagobhoza