Quique Setién: 'The team look to have special motivation'
The FC Barcelona coach looks over the state of the team, less than one week before the LaLiga restart
FC Barcelona coach Quique Setién spoke this week about how his team are feeling and how they are approaching the restart of LaLiga, which for them gets underway on Saturday June 13 at San Moix against Mallorca (10pm CEST):
“The team are in pretty good condition for the work that we have done."
“We're going to need one more week to really be in shape."
“All of the players are very keen and very motivated to play."
“It's been good for us, because the players have been resting. It's been been different to other years in their careers."
“The team look to have special motivation. I suppose that's the same for every squad."
The return of LaLiga
“Normally you play games in preseason and measure the minutes played, and now that will be different. We will see how the games go and what the situation is for each player -everybody is different."
“We think that we have to win every game if we want to be champions."
“We're doing well and we know that we have to be in top form to compete and win every game. We are in a good place mentally and we will see how the games go -and the difficulties posed by our opponents."
Luis Suárez' all-clear to come back
“Luis Suárez has had extra time to recover and to be able to compete again. He's practically at full fitness; we'll see how he goes when the competition gets underway, but in two or three games I'm sure he'll be at his top level."
Playing behind closed doors
“We will miss the stimulus and the support of the fans, who have a big influence. It's a special situation that we will try to overcome, but it's also going to happen for our opponents when we play away from home. We will look to bring some joy to the fans."