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Barcelona players 'have lost faith in Quique Setien'

Barcelona players 'have lost faith in Quique Setien'
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A section of the dressing room at Barcelona have lost faith in head coach Quique Setien, according to a report.

A section of the Barcelona dressing room have reportedly already lost faith in head coach Quique Setien.

The 61-year-old was surprisingly announced as Ernesto Valverde's replacement at Camp Nou towards the start of January, and the experienced boss has won seven of his 11 matches in charge.

The Spanish champions have suffered three defeats since the managerial change, though, and lost 2-0 against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in La Liga last weekend.

According to Catalunya Radio, members of the first-team squad at Barca believe that Setien is not up to the task of leading the Catalan giants on a long-term basis.

The report claims that the 2-0 defeat at Valencia towards the end of January saw a number of players begin to question the head coach's methods, while Setien's decision to replace Arturo Vidal against Real Madrid last weekend was also poorly received by the dressing room.

Barca are currently second in Spain's top flight, one point behind Los Blancos, ahead of their home game against an in-form Real Sociedad on Saturday night.


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