FC Barcelona "Messi will finish his career at Barça"
Josep Maria Bartomeu does not dare to confirm the continuity of Quique Setién in the Barça bench. that happens in Champions League. In an interview with the newspaper Sport the Barça president only remembers that the Cantabrian has a contract beyond this summer.
"He has a contract. When we hired him, we explained that it was a project for this season and the next one. Measuring a coach for a few months, with a pandemic in between, is very complicated. "
" No, not at any time. I know that some information came out saying that if he didn't win two games we would change him to 'Pimi', but that was never discussed. Neither with Abidal, nor with Plans nor on the board of directors. Setién is our coach. "
" The generational replacement is coming But the most beautiful thing in football is to combine well those home players who have been winning for many years with those young people who come with the desire to win.The older ones are still ambitious: I am not only talking about Leo, but also about Suárez, Piqué, Alba , Busquets, etc., those players who already have the thirty, without forgetting people like Lenglet, Dembélé, Ter Stegen or Semedo, who are young. Now comes another batch of young people: three recruits, including Matheus, and three who climb from B. The arrival of seven players in a year, counting Pjanic, is not bad, it is a third of the squad ".
" In this situation, it is not viable. The PSG does not want to sell it either, it is normal because it is one one of the best players in the world. Last summer we tried very hard, but this summer there will be no attempt . The situation is what it is: the club stopped paying 200 million euros between March and June. And for the 2020-21 season we expected to enter 1.1 billion, but surely we will have 30 percent less. If the situation of the pandemic does not improve, there will be no public or museum or shops and we will continue to lose money. It forces us to be very rigorous in management: we must review which investments are essential and which can in waiting. You have to adapt. "
" I think so. Unless player exchanges are made. All major European clubs are affected. Everyone works to adapt. And this is not going to last a year, but three or four. "
" Players at Lautaro's level should never be ruled out. Barça have spoken with Inter Lautaro for several weeks, but the talks are stopped by mutual agreement with Inter. The situation does not invite large investments. It is possible to do operations with player exchanges. "
"He always says that He will finish his sports career at Barcelona. He still has three, four or more years of excellent football. Although he will finish his contract next year, I have no doubt that he will keep his word and end his professional career at Barça ".