5 games in 2 weeks: tough start awaits for newly-appointed Setien
Quique Setien took over the team at mid-season but good results are needed right away. Will he have enough time before the big games start?
Big clubs usually don't change coaches at mid-term because it's always a big risk. The technicians often don't have enough time to implement their vision as good results are expected right away.
Here are Setien's first five games in charge at Blaugrana:
The first game against Granada is going to be a tricky one as Blaugrana lost 0-2 to the earlier this season. The La Liga encounter against Valencia is also going to be difficult. Los Che are in a much better form now than they were back in September when the Catalans thrashed them 5-2 at home.
Also, it's important to keep in mind the away cup game against Ibiza. The coach will most likely field a line-up made out of bench players and youngsters. However, he won't have much time to get to know them, as the match is set to be played already next week.
Check out Setien explaining his philosophy:
All in all, Barca are set to play up to five games in the space of only two weeks. Setien will have work hard to get the engine started as soon as possible.
How many matches do you expect Barca to win?