Setién’s right-hand man caught the eye for the wrong reasons during Barcelona’s recent 2-0 defeat in
“This is like an oil raft. Every time we speak to the players they are accepting and have an extraordinary attitude.
“Some give their opinion because we ask for it, but nothing more.
“People make a lot of interpretations based on his shouting, but it’s normal to shout on a football pitch to warn players or to show your frustration.
“Apologies have been given for the words that have been used and they shouldn’t be used at a club like this. But the rest is accepted.”
Setién’s future at Barcelona is already coming under serious scrutiny, despite only being appointed to replace Ernesto Valverde – who was popular among the club’s senior players – in January.
The 61-year-old has lost three of his 11 matches in charge of the club, while Barcelona’s future in the Champions League is still in the balance after only being able to salvage a 1-1 draw away at Napoli in the first leg of their last 16 tie.
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