Setien was designated in January as something of an unexpected substitution for Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked in spite of Barcelona sitting top of La Liga.

The Catalan giants have been beaten by Valencia and Athletic Bilbao since the new manager’s appearance and, while they despite everything sit barely away from harsh opponents Real Madrid in front of Sunday night’s Clasico, Rivaldo doesn’t accept that Setien has improved issues.

“They are yet to improve under new manager Quique Setien and the team haven’t genuinely discovered their best structure this season. They have incredible players yet they should be greatly improved in possession. They additionally need to shoot more from outside the box to surprise their opponents,” Rivaldo told Betfair.

“They are playing with another framework which makes them considerably progressively subject to Messi, as he is liable for having any kind of effect with his spilling, shooting from outside the zone and consolidating with colleagues. In any case, as we saw against Napoli in the Champions League this week, Messi is focused by opponents and on the off chance that he doesn’t show up the team quickly feels it.

“El Clasico won’t be definitive in the title race, as we have seen the two teams lose points to smaller clubs. It would, however, give Barca a nice cushion and the fulfillment of leaving their old enemy’s season in tatters.”

Barcelona as of now sit two points away from Real Madrid with 13 matches of their season remaining.

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