Barcelona boss Setie desperate for Messi to remain at Camp Nou

first_imgRead Also: Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti snubbed Arsenal switchSetien’s era has been criticised for a surprising lack of cutting edge, with Barcelona falling to a limp defeat against Valencia, but the new manager is adamant the club will cope without the sidelined Luis Suarez.He said: ‘We can play with no pure striker, with [Antoine] Griezmann or we will figure out something.’The reigning champions are currently second in LaLiga, and trail table toppers Real Madrid by three points.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona boss Quique Setien hopes Lionel Messi will choose to remain at the club, and plans to make the talisman ‘so happy’ to avoid him contemplating leaving.Advertisement The Argentine scored the first goal of the new manager’s tenure and also netted a brace in the Copa del Rey victory against Leganes on Thursday.And ahead of Barcelona’s clash with Levante, Setien revealed he is desperate for Messi to commit his future to the Catalan giants.Setien told Spanish newspaper SPORT: ‘I hope we make Messi so happy that he wants to stay.’The 61-year-old tactician penned a two-and-a-half year contract with the Nou Camp outfit after Barcelona’s negotiations with club legend Xavi failed to reach an agreement.But after Valverde’s sacking, Setien was handed the reins instead and the former Real Betis coach believes that Barcelona steered away from their typical style of play under his predecessor.‘I do believe Barca’s play was going away from the original idea,’ Setien added.‘I want to win all the games and my dream is to leave a good memory.’ Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCan You Imagine Quitting A Role Because Of Dislike For W. Smith?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animecenter_img Loading… Setien, who was hired as Ernesto Valverde’s successor last month, has relied heavily on Messi’s heroics during his opening four games in charge.last_img

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