Setién vs Bordalás: a history of attacks and disagreements

first_imgQuique Setién and José Bordalás, two antagonistic technicians in the style they impose on their teams, will face them again next Saturday at the Camp Nou with aa newspaper archive full of statements that reveal a rivalry that over time has been softened to an apparent cordiality.The Barcelona-Getafe of the weekend will be the most even of all that have been played at the Camp Nou. The Bordalás team had never reached the Barca field so high in the standings. It is third after 23 days and after its exhibition against Valencia (3-0), it seems that the candidacy of the Azulón team to play the next edition of the Champions League is serious. Bordalás, on this occasion, answered his counterpart on the bench. He made his position clear: “The important thing is that he has won the team that has most wanted to win, the one that has most sought the victory and the one that has thrown a couple of balls. I think it is a very serious and I urge disrespectful, Federation, LFP or AFE to take action on the matter to cut these comments “, he claimed.2017Already with the two coaches in the First Division, Bordalás in Getafe and Setién in Betis, both signed a 2-2 on November 3, 2017, at the Benito Villamarín stadium that unleashed criticism from the Cantabrian coach: “I thought it was unfortunate. Getafe is the team that lacks the most. He knows it and it is unfortunate that only three minutes have been added. It is always the same. These things have to look at it because the referee’s fault . You can’t allow only 25 minutes to play each time. This is not football. This is something else. My blood boils. “.Those statements broke the usual greeting of the coaches before the games. Bordalás, in the return clash that was played at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum, did not approach Setién to shake his hand. It was the last time that both got involved in a dialectical dispute.2018Then, in every confrontation that their matches have played, it seems that cordiality has returned. Or, at least, a truce imposed not to light the fuse. On October 28, 2018, Getafe won 2-0 against Betis and Bordalás, who also did not greet the Cantabrian, was asked again about the state of his relations with Setién.“I have never made any comment about Mr. Setién. I have only defended my team from criticism. We have not entered into such things. We have not greeted each other because I have left a little late. I will not enter, I have nothing to comment. We have to enjoy the good moments of football. We have won a game, we have not done anything, but we have a few hours to enjoy “.In the return clash, he beat Betis again, 1-2 at Villamarín, and threw a capote at Setién after being questioned by the whistles he received from his hobby the former coach Verdiblanco: “It is not pleasant and I do not like it. I am very respectful of all the hobbies, which are sovereign and that of Betis has shown that it is fantastic. I respect the work of all the technicians very much, that of Betis too. If he is here, it is because no one has given him anything. “2019After that meeting, Setién held out for more than a month on the Betis bench. He was dismissed on May 19, 2019 and since then the path of both coaches have not crossed again. Until this Saturday. Again, the faces will be seen again. One, in Barcelona, ​​the other, is still in Getafe. It seems that the fires are already suffocated, but a public greeting is still pending that could return in the Camp Nou to seal the peace definitively. 2013In the midst of that clash of styles, In the past there was also a verbal confrontation that began in 2013, when José Bordalás trained Alcorcón and Quique Setién al Lugo. On April 13 of that year, Setién criticized the Bordalás team after losing 0-1 in the Anxo Carro. “We have let ourselves be won by a team that has not deserved it. I am pissed to see the players waste time. Of the teams that are up, I hope that the Alcorcón does not ascend, because it is sad to see them. It is a complicated rival because it does not play or let play. They interrupt and waste time “said Setién that day.2014A year and a half later, on November 23, 2014, again they both collided in a duel between Alcorcón and Lugo. Setién again criticized the team led by Bordalás: “It seems that all teams warmed the game against Alcorcón and this team ends up having trouble with everyone, not with me. This has been a game to call it somehow, because I do not interpret it as such, I interpret it as something else. It has not there has been continuity, with some assiduity there have been interruptions, messes and for us it is not like the ones we used to play“, said. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 11, 2020center_img LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 11, 2020 With a three-point income over the fifth classified, Sevilla, Getafe needs revenue at the Camp Nou to stay in the fight to finish in the top four. To do this, Bordalás will have to overcome a team whose coach imposes a completely different style from the blue box, marked by intensity, fighting, verticality, poor possession and fast transitions.last_img

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