Setien takes some of the blames for Barcelona as Real Madrid edges closer to La Liga title

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Barcelona coach, Quique Setien has said that he is to be blamed for not giving much credit to La Liga leaders, Real Madrid.

The Galacticos are on the edge of winning their first La Liga title since 2012 with a four-point lead over the Blaugrana.

Setien, who took over from Ernesto Valverde in January with the Catalan giant being on top of the LaLiga Santander, admitted that he must take some of the blame if the White eventually wins the trophy.

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Barcelona celebrates goal against Villareal

Madrid only needs to defeat Villareal in their last game to be crowned La Liga champions with two games to go.

The former Real Betis coach, also pointed to Real Madrid’s incredible run of nine consecutive victories as a key factor towards the title.

.”I take some share of the responsibility for this, but not all of it. I believe that coaches are always quick to be blamed.

“I don’t believe that we have done too badly by drawing three games. I’d give Real Madrid more credit for winning every game since the restart.”

Lionel Messi not tired – Setien

Speaking further at a press conference on Wednesday, Setien dismissed the notion that the club’s talisman, Lionel Messi is looking tired or out of form.

“It is true that there may be some records he hasn’t achieved this year, but we all know who Messi is.

“If he is not scoring goals then he is assisting.”

Messi taking a corner in a game

He further stated that Barcelona will keep going, even if Luis Suarez seemed pessimistic with recent comments that he made.

Suarez had said that the title is obviously for Real Madrid to lose, adding that winning the title is almost impossible this season.

“That is his opinion. It isn’t a lost cause yet as anything could happen, but it looks a difficult prospect.”

“The team that has won every game since the restart has to lose, but we will fight until the end.” 

It could be recalled that Setien had predicted that Madrid will lose some games in after the restart that saw his club slipped to second after recording a goalless draw against Sevilla and 2-2 draw against Athletico.

Real Madrid is topping the log with 83 points from 36 games, followed by Barcelona with 79.
Athletico Madrid and Sevilla complete the top four with 66 points each respectively.