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VIDEO SHOWS: BARCELONA SQUAD HOLDING TRAINING SESSION, COACH QUIQUE SETIEN SPEAKING AT NEWS CONFERENCE AHEAD OF LA LIGA MATCH AGAINST ESPANYOL
SHOWS: BARCELONA, SPAIN (JULY 7, 2020) (BARCA TV - ACCESS ALL)
1. PLAYERS ARTURO VIDAL, LUIS SUAREZ AND LIONEL MESSI STEPPING ONTO TRAINING PITCH
2. PLAYERS GATHERED
3. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS WARMING UP
4. FORWARD ANTOINE GRIEZMANN WARMING UP
5. GOALKEEPER TER STEGEN TRAINING
6. PLAYERS WARMING UP
7. JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION TO COACH QUIQUE SETIEN VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE
8. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BARCELONA COACH QUIQUE SETIEN SAYING:
"Of course we can still win it (the league) because the reality and the mathematics shows it. It's true it will not be easy but we have to keep the hope until the last day. And not even thinking on what the rival can do but on what we have to do which is to win all the matches, to leave good sensations and to see there's progress on the things we are doing"
9. PLAYERS PASSING BALL
10. SETIEN WALKING WITH MASK AND BALL
11. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BARCELONA COACH QUIQUE SETIEN SAYING:
"I didn't have the feeling before this match that things were going to change. As I've said I have got used to these moments we live in football and to this circus we are in. I just do my job and from what I know from the club they are happy with the work we are doing and we also are, to a large extent. And this is what I'm focused on, I do not value punctually to win a match like the one of Villarreal."
12. VIDAL AND MIDFIELDER RIQUI PUIG CHASING BALL
13. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BARCELONA COACH QUIQUE SETIEN SAYING:
"It's true that the hit point we had the other day and the fluence with which we reached the rival goal, we performed better than in other matches but on those matches there were already very good moments of which we are very satisfied. It's true the exigency from the clubs we faced like Villarreal and Atletico Madrid has been maximum, and this perhaps gives us a little plus."
14. MESSI AND FORWARD ANSU FATI CHASING BALL
15. JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION
16. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BARCELONA COACH QUIQUE SETIEN SAYING ABOUT GRIEZMANN:
"That's the feeling you all have. I think there have been other moments on which they already met but it's true the other day was very brilliantly because the plays ended up in goal or being very dangerous. And the reality is this doesn't happen as often and as clear as the other day. However I'm not guided just by one match. I think things must be seen with perspective."
17. PLAYERS TRAINING
18. GOALKEEPERS TRAINING
19. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BARCELONA COACH QUIQUE SETIEN SAYING:
"The situation of each one and the sports moments on which we arrive (to the match) is not the same. But as I say there's always uncertainty because they will put their maximum and because sometimes the classification and the momentum have nothing to do (with the match).
20. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS PASSING BALL
21. VARIOUS OF VIDAL CHASING BALL
22. VIDAL AND ALBA WALKING THROUGH TEAM MATES AND LAUGHING
STORY: Barcelona coach Quique Setien said on Tuesday (July 7) his side can still win the league as the Catalans will keep pushing Real Madrid until their chances of winning the title are over.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said coach Setien will remain in charge of the team next season despite the team's fading La Liga title bid, adding that he does not regret sacking Ernesto Valverde in January.
Setien said he did not think his position had been under threat and was pleased with the football they have been playing.
"I didn't have the feeling things were going to change, I have gotten used to this circus," he told a virtual news conference ahead of Barca's match with Espanyol on Wednesday.
Barca's title bid has unravelled following draws with Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid and they trail leaders Real Madrid by four points with four games remaining.
But the team finally clicked in Sunday's outstanding 4-1 win at Villarreal and Bartomeu said he thinks they are heading in the right direction.
(Production: Miguel Gutierrez)