FC Barcelona head coach Quique Setién has been slammed as incompetent amidst the drama surrounding Antoine Griezmann and falling behind Real Madrid in the LaLiga title race.
Setien has come under immense scrutiny of late after Barcelona dropped points in three league games out of their last five games with draws against Sevilla Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid.
However, his decision to offer 2018 FIFA World Cup winner Griezmann one minute in their last game against Atleti has come under the microscope as rivals Real Madrid emerge as favourites to land the LaLiga title.
This has drawn remarkable criticism from Les Blues legend Christophe Dugarry, who believes he's not capable of leading the Blaugrana and their superstars.
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"This is a coach who is completely out of his depth," the former Barcelona forward told RMC. "Setien is very nice, but he's not at that level. He doesn't know what changes to make.
"He replaced Sergio Busquets in the 85th minute with Ansu Fati and only put on Antoine Griezmann in the 90th minute. He doesn't know how to make his team play. He's completely overwhelmed."
On Griezmann who joined the Spanish giants from Atleti in the off-season for a staggering €120-million, the 1998 World Cup winner feels his compatriot needs to shoulder some of the blame.
"I'm sure that he's got nothing against Griezmann, but it's just that Setien is incompetent. Griezmann was the victim this time, but it could have happened to another player.
"He doesn't know how to bring new vibrancy when the team does not find a solution. He's lost confidence, his performances are not good," Dugarry explained.
"It's true that Lionel Messi could pass to him more, but honestly it doesn't shock me. Griezmann loses balls, he plays it safe. If Griezmann just goes to see Messi, it won’t solve their problems."