Crisis in Barcelona is bigger than ever. The Spanish champion is in big trouble after their sports director Eric Abidal in one interview said that players are responsible for firing Ernest Valverde. This announcement annoyed Lionel Messi, who answer this on his Instagram. He said that both the players and management are equally guilty for Valverde.
All this is closely watched by the Spanish media, who have been waiting all night at Barcelona’s camp for the end of an important meeting between Abidal and the club president Josep-Maria Bartomeu.
According to the Spanish media, Abidal will stay in Barcelona, but they will bring experienced striker from Getafe. Abidal will stay on the position of the sports director of the Catalan club, and he will travel with the club to the Bilbao on Thursday in the game against Athletic.
Also, Spanish media says that Bartomeu had already talked to both of them on Wednesday morning because he wanted to calm the tensions at the club. But they have another meeting, where they discussed his status in the club.
One of the subjects of conversation was bringing the new striker to Barcelona. According to the media, this is done deal, and Setien should get a replacement for injured Suarez. Experienced 32-year-old striker from Getafe, Angel Rodriguez should come in the Barcelona.
Setien tried to calm the tensions in Barcelona
Setien tried to calm the tensions in Barcelona at the conference before the game against Athletic Bilbao. He stated that all these arguments are not his concern, because he just came in the club. His only focus is on football and stories connected to the football.
Most of these things are important but is not his concern. This was the answer to the coach Setien after reporters ask him about the conflict between Messi and Abidal.
Even about this problem, they spoke about this maybe for a minute, and then they continued to speak about the game. For the coach, football is important. As he said, he doesn’t care about other things because he can’t have an influence on them. How much effect all these things will have on Barcelona, we don’t know. But the only thing we can do is to look at Soccer10 results to find out.