Quique Setien is under the impression that Barcelona has taken a step forward despite their 1-0 elimination defeat to Athletico Bilbao.
The Blaugrana hit another low of the season by getting knocked out of the Copa del Rey last night. It was their third loss in the past seven games.
“Taking into account what has happened to us in other games from home, we have taken a step forward in terms of what we have to improve,” Setien told reporters after the match.
“It is the same as ever; there are days when you have one chance and put it in, and there are days where you have ten and can’t do it. There isn’t a reasonable explanation.
“I have never known what to blame it on. Their goal came from a play that wasn’t dangerous. There are things that can’t be controlled and this is one of them. Everything went well, except for the result. I am happy with the team’s work.
“We created several clear chances and they got the goal when there was no time for us to react. We looked good and we were the better team. We didn’t win but it will come. It is a pity the competition doesn’t give us the chance for revenge but we must be positive despite not deserving to be eliminated.”
Is this harbouring on delusional now or has Barcelona really been better?