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Setien refuses to take full responsibility if Bar?a do not become champions

Setien refuses to take full responsibility if Bar?a do not become champions

Barcelona head coach Kike Setien said it was his fault that his team was unlikely to become champions, but Real Madrid`s incredible form also played a key role. The Spaniard took over the team in January, when the Catalans were at the top of the standings, but now - two rounds before the end - the white ballet has a better chance to lift the title, as it has a 4-point lead.

I take part of the responsibility for this, but not the whole. I think coaches are always the first to be blamed. I don`t think we did so badly, ending in a draw in three of the matches. I would pay tribute to Real Madrid, who have won every match since the restart, Setien admitted at a press conference today. He commented that the lack of a long bench for his team also played a role in Bar?a`s results after the resumption of the season.

We lack freshness. Opponents like Valladolid and Osasuna had the opportunity to change many players, and we could not do that. The loss of Frankie de Jong really affected us, as he played in a key position - said the Bar?a coach - It is true that there are things that Messi failed to achieve this year, but we all know who he is. If he doesn`t score goals, he assists.

Setien also commented on the pessimistic comments made by the Catalan striker Luis Suarez that the team has no chance for the title. This is his opinion. Nothing is lost until the end of the season and anything can happen, although it is difficult to do. The team that has won every game since the start of the restart must always lose, but we will fight to the end, the coach concluded. Setien added that he sees himself at the helm of the team in the new season.

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