Quique Setién pessimistic over La Liga plans to complete season amid COVID-19 concerns

Speaking in an interview with Catalan radio station RAC1, Barcelona head coach Quique Setién is pessimistic that the Spanish top-flight season will resume due to the continued threat of the coronavirus.

La Liga has been on hold since March 10. Last week, president Javier Tebas said that the league could start up again on either May 28, June 6 or 28 June without spectators and held every 72 hours.

Setién’s Barca side holds a two-point lead over Real Madrid at the top of the table but the former Real Betis coach doesn’t feel it’s going to be as simple as the La Liga chief has lined out.

Everyone wants to be ready for when the season starts again but that cannot happen until the health authorities can guarantee that there will be no problems. I have read the protocol and the reality is I don’t know if it can be carried out as it is written, I think it’s unworkable, I think it’s very difficult logistically.

“I would like to play and be champion by playing. The reality is that I’m not going to feel like a champion, having two more points than Madrid.”

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