Setien responds to Messi: Yes, he does think Barça can win Champions League

Setien responds to Messi: Yes, he does think Barça can win Champions League

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The Barcelona coach is convinced the Catalans can win the Champions League

Barcelona coach Quique Setien responded to Lionel Messi's tough comments after the loss to Osasuna in midweek in which he said the team would not win the Champions League how they're playing. 

"There are some things we agree on and other things we don't," Setien said. "He's right to say that if we play as badly as we have done in some games, like Osasuna, we won't win anything.

"But we have also played well in other games and, playing like that, we could win things. We have to be more consistent. If we manage to play as we did against Villarreal, we could win the Champions League."  

Setien added that "we're all aware we have to improve. The team has to be more consistent and reliable. We have to be more regular across 90 minutes and aware of what we're playing for now. But if we're at our best, we can do it." 

Asked if he felt singled out by Messi's comments, Setien said: "No, not at all ... I think in certain moments we all say things that are interpreted badly. It's the fruit of a moment of frustration.

"I don't give it too much importance. The important thing is to focus on the Champions League. We need a rest, to clean the mind, and to get back to being the side that this team has been for many years."  

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