Quique Setién slams his Barcelona side after scare in Ibiza

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Blaise Bourgeois

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New Barcelona boss Quique Setién did not mince his words after the Blaugrana nearly suffered a disaster of epic proportions on Wednesday night.

Despite having 78% possession, Barcelona found themselves down 1-0 at third-division Ibiza thanks to a ninth-minute goal from Josep Caballe.

Ibiza 1
Barcelona 2
Full time

The lead stood until late on, when Antoine Griezmann rescued the visitors with goals in the 72nd and 94th minutes.

The win sends Barcelona into the Copa del Rey round of 16 but that didn’t satisfy Setién.

“I did not like the team. I would have preferred things another way,” he told reporters.

“But in a stadium like this, it is harder. They were aggressive and intense in defence. It has not been easy.

“I would have loved for us to have been more precise and to have played better. But from here we will take away conclusions for the future.

“It is when you do things badly that you can improve.

“I give Ibiza a lot of credit, they played a great game. It was not easy for us. It was very tough. They also went a goal ahead, which makes things harder.

“The first thing we are doing is seeing the players in different positions. [Fati] has a lot of talent. We will see how he progresses.

“He will get more starting time as long as he keeps developing.”

Barcelona will have to quickly forget Wednesday’s display as they travel to seventh-placed Valencia on Saturday.

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