Setién: “If playing involved any kind of risk, I would reject it”

first_imgQuique Setién does not seem entirely convinced when it comes to resuming football in Spain prematurely. In an interview with the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the FC Barcelona coach shows himself reluctant to put economic reasons before health footballers. “What is more important? The money? I tell you: I give you my money!”were the words of the former Betis coach. “Would the money pay off if, say, I infected my aunts? And it’s not like I’m alone here. There are also employees around the team, who are in charge of storing training material, who work for us as drivers, who cook for us and who they also have families“explained the Cantabrian.When asked about the viability of resuming the championship in LaLiga, Setién was blunt. The coronavirus has taken “a dimension that surpasses us all”, clarified the mister culé. “There is nothing more important than life itself and health. Everyone will have to carry the consequences of this crisis, soccer too. If playing meant taking some kind of risk, I would reject it“Setién stressed. The competition in Spain has been stopped since 11M, but there are plans to play again at the end of May or June. As for the controversy surrounding the reduction of his players’ wages, Setién added: “It was delayed because we expect a general solution for all of Spain. We also wait for big clubs globally to agree on a unified procedure: What are Juve, Bayern or Madrid doing? That we do our bit, both players and coaches, was never in question. It would be missing more. “What he did want to criticize was the madness that has been going on in the market for a few years now:” What always bothered me was the money that is not destined for football. Many people used football and used it without kicking a ball in his life, “Setién concluded.last_img