• LaLiga will start on September 12

FC Barcelona coach Quique Setien regretted not having "more time" to train with the entire squad in full before the start of LaLiga Santander, set for June 11 after the stoppage due to the coronavirus.

"We thought that we were going to have more time to work in a group, it will be two weeks. We would have liked to have more time because we left many things without being able to work. When we arrived, they didn't give us time," he said in an interview this Friday. 'on line' with the Inter-Island Football Federation of Las Palmas .

"We will have to make it concrete in these two weeks because they have not even let us go into a room to watch videos or comment on things," he added, shortly after the return of the competition was made official on June 11.

On the other hand, in a long talk about football and the ins and outs of a coach, Setién pointed out that the rule of allowing five changes can harm the Catalan team. "I do not know if it will harm us or benefit us, I think it will harm us. Perhaps, due to the way we play, we know that we will solve many games in the final minutes," he confessed.

"If you give an opponent the option of making four changes in the final minutes and that fresh people come out, surely that weakness that is generated in the end with tired players will not occur. It can also give you more resources at the time to raise different things, but it is unknown, "he added.

On the other hand, the technician recognized that the state of the teams can bring surprises. " All teams start from scratch and thus they must face the championship. Everyone has the possibility of achieving a goal. You have to wait to see the level of each team and little will surely resemble how they finished," he said.

"I have come to the ideal place because of my philosophy, because I totally identify with Barça for many years. I do not have to start from scratch. I always take care of myself when I have signed for a team, I clearly state before signing if they are sure they want my way of playing. I will not change, "he said.

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