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Setien delighted after fifth straight win

Quique Setien has revealed his delight after Real Betis beat Girona on Friday night 1-0. Setien’s side were extremely inconsistent at the start of the season, shipping in more goals then they scored. But a turn around in form and the arrival of Marc Bartra from Borussia Dortmund has seen the Andalusian side’ fortunes change. Prior to the game against Girona on Friday evening, Betis were in good form, having won four of their last four games – results which saw them move to the forefront of the potential Europa…

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Setien heaps praise on Girona as battle for Europe hots up at Montilivi

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has heaped praise on Girona as the battle for European qualification hots up in La Liga. The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and having done that – his side can put their…

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Fabian commits future to Betis; thanks Setien for development

Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz has thanked Quique Setien for his role in his development and talked about his future at the club. The talented young midfielder had been linked with a move away from the Benito Villamarin after some impressive performance on the field for Quique Setien’s side. Barcelona had been strongly linked, whilst Real Madrid and a number of Premier League sides have also shown interest, however, that interest was put to bed after the 21-year-old agreed a new deal until June 2022 last month. And, he has opened…

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Setien: 3-0 win over Espanyol was a complete performance

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has said his side’s 3-0 win over Espanyol was one of their ‘most complete games’ of the season. The Andalusian side have been well known this term for scoring and conceding lots of goals, but of late – Quique Setien’s side have become a lot more disciplined. Setien opted to revert back to his tried and trusted three midfielders for the visit of Espanyol and it worked wonders as they dominated the game from start to finish. New Real Betis signing Pau Lopez, who joins…

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Valencia defeat hard to take, says Betis boss Setien

Speaking after Real Betis’ 2-0 away defeat to Valencia, head coach Quique Setien regretted the loss having made enough chances, yet believed his side were the main reason for their downfall. Betis had only lost once in their last five games prior to kick-off but they struggled to finish the chances they created. Nine chances in on goal, only four on target and in the end goals from Rodrigo Moreno and Simone Zaza were enough to give the home side the points. After the game, Setien said that there was…

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Where has it all gone wrong for Las Palmas?

It was the 28 August 2016 and Las Palmas sat atop the best league in the world ahead of the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. 4-2 and 5-1 wins over Valencia and Granada saw the Canary Island side top with maximum points and a plus six goal difference and looking like a possible surprise European contender even at such an early stage of the season. Their form didn’t dip too much over the next couple of months, sitting in a very respectable eighth place after 17 matches losing just…

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Setien frustrated but happy after 2-0 Alaves victory

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has said he was left frustrated but happy after his side’s 2-0 win over Alaves. 49,243 spectators watched Betis record their fifth win of the season at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Saturday afternoon. And, coach Setien has discussed his frustrations following the game: “There have been several things I didn’t like, not just the beginning of the second half. I’m happy for the result but not with some moments of the game. “I don’t know if the heat and the time are to blame,…

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Setien praises players involved in eight-goal thriller

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has hailed both his side and Real Sociedad for the 4-4 thriller at the Anoeta on Sunday morning. Sunday’s encounter saw hosts Sociedad looking for their first win in four games, whilst Betis has been in superb form, beating Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu two weeks previous. The game was one to remember as eight goals were shared between the two sides, seeing Diego Llorente cancel out Sergio Leon’s late goal. Whilst Betis boss Setien was visibly more unhappy with the result, the former…

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Under pressure Setien asking for Betis fans to remain calm

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has asked fans of the club to keep their patience after a relatively mixed start to the new season. Having moved to the club this summer from Las Palmas, Setien joined a whole host of new arrivals including Cristian Tello, Sergio Leon, Ryad Boudebouz, Victor Camaraso, Zouhair Feddal, Andres Guardado, Javi Garcia, Antonio Barragan and Jordi Amat. But, whilst many expected the Andalusian side to start well – they have stuttered, having lost to Barcelona on the opening day, Villarreal last weekend and sealing three…

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Setien confirms Real Betis want more signings

Real Betis boss Quique Setien wants to sign more players, despite already bringing in eight players this summer. Following his arrival at the club this summer, Setien has introduced seven new faces to the club, bringing in Cristian Tello, Zouhair Feddal, Jordi Amat, Andres Guardado, Antonio Barragan, Victor Camarasa, Sergio Leon and most recently – Ryad Boudebouz. New arrivals have also seen a number of players leave with Dani Ceballos, Cristiano Picchini, Petros and experienced striker Ruben Castro leave the club. “The door is open for more signings of course,”…

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