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Quique Setien says Barcelona are heading in the right direction despite Copa del Rey exit

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The Spanish champions were knocked out at San Mames

Athletic Bilbao v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey: Quarter Final Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Barcelona boss Quique Setien says his team are heading in the right direction after Thursday’s Copa del Rey defeat at Athletic Bilbao.

A stoppage-time goal from Inaki Williams sent the hosts into the last four of the tournament and continued a pretty miserable week for Barca.

Setien’s men did have chances to win the game, with Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi both denied by Unai Simon, and the Barca boss seemed happy enough afterwards.

Barcelona will need to pick themselves up quickly as they return to action on Sunday in La Liga with a trip to the Benito Villamarin to take on Real Betis.