Barcelona boss Quique Setien has given an interview to beIN Sports where he’s been talking about Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez and offered his thoughts on all three attackers.
The 61-year-old spoke about Messi’s comments about the Champions League, offered an update on Suarez’s fitness following knee surgery and addressed those Neymar rumors.
Here’s what the Barca boss has had to say:
Setien on Messi
“Messi’s statement? I think it has generated a lot of debate . We are convinced that we can win the Champions League. Some things need to be improved, but we are certainly convinced that the team has the potential to win the Champions League.”
Setien on Suarez
“He is not fully recovered, but I think he is in good shape and has been working with the group for a few days. We note that he lacks some confidence and level. When we start playing, we will see his preparation.”
Setien on Neymar
“I would certainly be very happy to be able to train Neymar. Absolutely. He is a player of an exceptional level, no one can question that.”
Setien on Lautaro Martinez
“We are all clear that there are four or five footballers who play in that position that are extraordinary and that any of them are likely to be at FC Barcelona. In reference to this player, he is a player who can be very good in this team as well as others who may be at his level.”