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Barcelona mull plan to sack Setien as players row with boss 'It makes us excited' - Xavi admits preparing to coach Barcelona
Cary Erickson | 01 July, 2020, 05:28

Setien had taken note of Messi's comments and had said at the time that it had created a big debate.

Antoine Griezmann was backed by his Barcelona teammate after continuously failing to meet team expectations.

Xavi spoke about his "hope" of becoming the coach of the Catalan giants at a time when reports have been emerging from the Camp Nou that all is not well within the club.

Lionel Messi made history with a moment of magic in Barcelona's 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid as he scored his 700th career goal.

"They came to me in January", Xavi added. I think it's been hard for us since - some matches we've played better, others we haven't.

"But I see him working hard in training, it can only get better".

Some refereeing decisions during Real Madrid's games, especially against Real Sociedad, have proved controversial. Diego Costa's own goal had opened the scoring early on, before three penalties were awarded by referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez.

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Messi then gave Barca the lead again after 50 minutes, before Niguez scored from the spot again ten minutes after that.

The FC guys question whether Barca should've been awarded a penalty, which was converted by Lionel Messi.

The result further increased the pressure on Setien.

The appointment of Setien in January in place of the sacked Ernesto Valverde has not handed Barca the boost they craved, with Messi claiming during the Covid-19 hiatus that it would be "impossible" for the team to win the Champions League playing the way they have been under their new mentor.

"Not just for me, but for those players and so that Barcelona succeeds".

The club are next set to hold a presidential election in the summer of 2021 - when current supremo Josep Maria Bartomeu will stand down.

"I don't think Real Madrid are going to win all their games either", Setien said.