Barcelona manager Quique Setien has revealed he loved to watch Argentine star Lionel Messi and his club’s teammates, adding that he has learned a lot from them.
Concise News reported that Setien was on Monday appointed as the new coach of Barcelona after the sack of Ernesto Valverde by the Camp Nou side.
Speaking during his unveiling on Tuesday, Setien described his appointment as surprising, adding that it is a special day for him.
“I couldn’t have imagined being here in my wildest dreams,” he said. “It is a very special day and I want to thank everyone who has chosen me. I am very excited about this challenge and project. I will try to convey my enthusiasm and my desire to the players.
“My goal is to win everything that can be won, in addition to playing well. I believe that in order to achieve victory, it is important to associate the two factors.”
According to him, “I have enjoyed watching Messi in recent years. But not only him, the team and his teammates. They have made me enjoy football and I have learned many things from the players that I will now have the pleasure of training.
“I am sure that we will have an excellent relationship because I am a direct and sincere person. I will look at the players from the academy because I like to give opportunities to young people. I want them to know that if they really progress, they will have opportunities in the first team.”