Who is Eder Sarabia, the assistant of Quique Setien who faced Lionel Messi and the Barcelona campus


By CAPosts 29 June, 2020 - 05:02pm 127 views

Eder Sarabia with Quique Setién (Reuters)

This weekend the Barcelona could not on his visit to the Celta de Vigo and just brought a draw that brought him from the top of the leaderboard that is now led by the Real Madrid in solitude. The duel made clear the bad relationship that exists between some members of the campus and part of the technical staff of Quique Setién, who assumed in March of this year and has not been able to change the face of the team.

A cross between Lionel Messi, symbol and captain of the Catalan institution, and Eder Sarabia, assistant coach, was captured by television cameras on Saturday and this Monday has traveled the world. Who is this collaborator who has already had some similar episodes in the past even in other clubs.

Sarabia is 39 years old and since 2015 working with the current technical director of Barcelona, with whom he was already in his footsteps through Las Palmas and Betis. The relationship between the two dates back years, as the coach played with Sarabia's father, Manu, at Logroñés in the 1980s and they became great friends there.

The coach member of the Catalan team wanted to be a footballer, worse at the age of 24, after several injuries, gave up and began to prepare to be trainedr. His first job was at Villarreal, leading some categories of lower divisions, and he became Nihat's second in the subsidiary team. He then was in a Real Madrid academy in the Dominican Republic.

His strong personality often plays against him. At the Betis he confronted Jose Luis Gayá, who raised the problem to Setién: "He spends the whole game yelling at me, telling me to stop throwing myself out of my boxes", I would have said as he reported Marca.

His first conflict at Barcelona was in March this year, in the 2–0 defeat in the classic to the Real Madrid played at the Santiago Bernabéu. There, the collaborator was recorded by the cameras of Movistar+nbsp;insulting the air by the errors of his directs. At that time, the images were published showing his annoyance at actions led by Antoine Griezmann. His comments on Gerard Piqué and Ter Stegen, for playing long, and against Arthur, were also viralized by some occasional mistakes.

In turn, the Spanish channel Gol recluded that &<1>the phrase "It does nothing to do. I shit in God," was addressed to Nelson Semedo. Some of his words that fell worst in the locker room were, "A shit, shit is that, the fucking long shit passes!" behind Piqué's decision, and&<3> <7> "Va Arturo! There's no way he's taking a ball!" , about Vidal.

After the conflict that was the front page of all the sports newspapers, Setién recognized that in Barcelona the problems are magnified by the impact of such a large club and by the school that exists in the institution: "We are on the bench of a club you represent and the behavior would have to be unimpeachable. It's true that there's an isolated moment when anything can happen to you, you go crazy and you brain you go, but this has to be controlled."

The former technical director of Betis revealed that he had a talk with his assistant, as reported by the Spanish media, but did not want to give details of the dialogue: "Claro that we have talked about. He's worried too. We don't care about this situation. It's an issue we need to improve. It's trying to put a solution. And he's working for it. We've already asked for the apologies we have to ask for."

Months have passed since that episode, but Sarabia thee back to be in the focus of the conflict and this time because they have been insulted and ignored by Lionel Messi during Barcelona's 2-2 draw against Celta de Vigo.

The complement to the match was held when the game was stopped so that footballers could hydrate due to the high temperatures. At that moment, the assistant of the blue coach Quique Setién approached the captain to communicate something. However,  the Argentine turned immediately and headed for the opposite sector muttering something and with a clear gesture of annoyance .

To this day, it had not been possible to understand what words the scorer had uttered, but on the program Book;what he issue s TyC Sports lorated read his lips: "What do you want me to do? Those words come out of your mouth as you move away from the coaching staff in an act of disobedience that exposes the problems the team is going through. Seconds later, again The Flea&copped something into the air but you can't reach what, because he took his left hand to his mouth, and went to the midfield ready to play what was left of the match. All under the gaze of coach culé himself, who remained silent.

The Barcelona will play again on Tuesday against Atlético Madrid, in the most complicated engagement of the six that remain ahead. Since the restart of La Liga after the parade by the coronavirus pandemic, the Azulgrana team has won all their commitments in local status (1-0 against Athletic Bilbao and 2-0 against Leganés), although to beat those led by Diego Pablo Simeone he must improve his level of play.


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