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Quique Setien struggling to get his message across at Barcelona

The new boss was not happy with his team’s dispay

Valencia CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Quique Setien thinks he may be struggling to get his message across to the players at Barcelona after watching Saturday’s defeat to Valencia.

Two goals from Maxi Gomez handed the hosts all three points at Mestalla, while Barcelona struggled to make the most of their possession.

It’s a first defeat as Barcelona boss for Setien, and he spoke about what went wrong for his side after the match.

“We weren’t positioned well, we didn’t have that precision, that ability to wait. They had five or six chances on the counter-attack.

“We have to evaluate a lot of things from the first half. I don’t think we played well at all in the first half. There are things that we didn’t really understand, perhaps I didn’t explain them properly to the players.

“I think perhaps we need to understand things in a bit of a better way.”

Source | FC Barcelona

The result means that Barcelona could be knocked off top spot in La Liga on Sunday if Real Madrid avoid defeat at Real Valladolid.

Meanwhile, Setien must now pick his team up in time for Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash with Leganes which is followed by a visit from Levante in La Liga on Sunday.

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