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Barcelona have ‘total confidence’ in Quique Setien, says Josep Maria Bartomeu

The coach has been backed

Villarreal CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted the club have total confidence in manager Quique Setien after Sunday’s 4-1 win over Villarreal.

The coach came into the match under a bit of pressure after a run of three draws in four games that had left Barca seven points behind Real Madrid.

Barca reduced the gap to four again with a comfortable win on Sunday, with Bartomeu giving Setien his full backing after the match.

“Our confidence in Quique Setién is total. He’s doing a great job. We’ll fight for what’s left of La Liga and then the Champions League comes.

“I congratulate the team because it’s a victory of great value. We’re seeing that we’re going into the right direction. Today was fun.”

Source | Movistar

Bartomeu also said he was pretty confident Lionel Messi will stay, despite rumors to the contrary this week, and added: “I am not going to give details of the negotiations but he has said many times that he wants to end his career at Barça.”

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