Barcelona head coach, Quique Setien has revealed that he holds the Spanish Laliga title in higher regards than a UEFA Champions League triumph.
It’s been five (5) years since FC. Barcelona won their last UEFA Champions League title, but have won four (4) of the last five Laliga Santander titles in same period.
But their manager, Quique Setien, has publicly admitted that a Laliga Title is more important to him than lifting the coveted Big Ears.
The fomer Real Betis manager made this known while speaking to Cat Radio.
“Personally I would always give more importance to La Liga.” Setien said, when asked “Laliga or UEFA Champions League?”
However, Setien also admitted that his catalan side are favourites to lift the Champions League this season.
Barcelona are still in the running for both titles as they sit top Laliga table, two points adrift second placed Real Madrid. While they’re yet to finalize their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash with Napoli–after the first leg ended in a 1-1 stalemate in Naples.
The 61 year-old also gave futher news on the return of Luis Suarez to full fitness, and the availability of Lionel Messi in their Saturday fixture at Mallorca.
Suárez could play from the start against Real Mallorca, but I find it reckless to let him play the whole game.
And i have no doubts Messi will be with us on Saturday.
Lionel Messi seem to have recovered from his minor knock, as he was seen training with the Barcelona group.