Setien's assistant, Sarabia: "I'm here because of how I am"

Eder Sarabia gave an honest and open talk on Instagram about a variety of topics related to FC Barcelona

Sarabia, durante un entrenamiento
Sarabia, durante un entrenamiento | sport

Ivan San Antonio

Eder Sarabia, Quique Setien's right-hand man at FC Barcelona, spent an hour talking with photographer Jordi Saragossa.

"I remember the incredible hug I gave my father and we both cried," admitted Sarabia when he discovered they were taking the reigns at Barça. "We are so lucky. It's true that we've worked a lot to earn this opportunity but you have to be ready to take advantage of them too. We've got to give it everything and show the best version of ourselves." 

"In the second or third day here, I remember we were eating and I stopped to talk to my colleagues. I said that if I ever complained about anything to give me a slap because I had no reason to complain. We know how privileged we are and we'll give everything. We realised this again during the Copa, when we were losing and possibly going out."

HIS ACTIONS ON THE BENCH

In the recent El Clasico match, Sarabia faced criticism for the way he spoke and gestured on the bench. "I'm very passionate and I don't think that freaking out on the bench doesn't mean I don't value and feel privileged to work with Leo, Gerard and Antoine every day." He does recognise that he might need to control his emotions more in the future. "You have to learn from everything but without losing who you are. When you arrive at a new place it's because of how you've been. But I will take advantage of this to learn and not make the same errors again."

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