Busquets declines to compare Valverde with Setien after debut win

Quique Setien got his first win as Barcelona boss last night. It was vintage Barcelona as they controlled 83% possession of the ball in their 1-nil win. 

It already looks like a massive upgrade from what the preivous manager Ernesto Valverde was tactically deplyoing at Camp Nou. However, Barcelona’s veteran mid-fielder Sergio Busquets has refused to compare the new boss with Valverde.

“We were a solid team. We had control of the ball. They created little against us,” he told Movistar.

“It’s true that we struggled when they dropped deep but, in general terms, the team played a good game.

“It’s not about comparing. Every coach has his style and his way of seeing football. You’ll see what Setien asks us to do. We’re not going to reveal it.

“We’re delighted with what Ernesto did and we’re delighted with Setien.”

Riqui Puig came into the team from Masia Academy and Setien had brought him – which earned him some brownie points. In the past, Puig wasn’t getting much chances with former boss Valverde.

“He has a lot of things to mature, but it looks like he can be here [to boost the team],” Busquets added.

Barcelona and Real Madrid stand at the top of the La Liga table with 43 points – each having played 20 games.

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