'We're convinced Barcelona can win it' - Setien responds to Messi's Champions League claim

'We're convinced Barcelona can win it' - Setien responds to Messi's Champions League claim

'We're convinced Barcelona can win it' - Setien responds to Messi's Champions League claim The Argentine once more played down his side's chances of lifting Europe's biggest trophy, but his coach believes they have what it takes Quique Setien has rejected Lionel Messi's claim that Barcelona were on course for more Champions League disappointment, while admitting there is plenty of room for improvement at the club. The Catalans have endured a mixed 2019-20 season to date, holding a slim lead over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga despite suffering five defeats to date but bombing out of both the Supercopa and Copa del Rey, the former of which cost Setien's predecessor Ernesto Valverde his job. And while a 1-1 draw in the last-16 opener away to Napoli left Barca as favourites to advance to the next stage, Messi publicly wrote off their Champions League chances if they did not up their game . "I never doubted the squad we have and I have no doubt that we can win all that remains, but not by playing in the way we were playing," Messi, who has won four Champions League titles, told Sport . "Now, everyone has their opinion and they are all very respectable. Mine is based on the fact that I was lucky to play in the Champions League every year and I know that it is not possible to win it by playing as we have been playing." Setien, though, believes that he could crown his debut season ...
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