Barcelona manager and head coach Quique Setien apologizes to his players for his assistant’s behaviour during their 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid on Sunday.
Setien’s No 2 Eder Sarabia was spotted on the touchline making uncomplimentary comments about the Catalans players by Spanish television show Vamos.
One of the lip readers stated that he criticized Antoine Griezmann for missing a chance and saying foul language again and again towards the players.
Spanish press and media stated Sarabia’s comments have not been welcoming with the Barca crew post their loss at the Bernabeu, what ended was Madrid going above their rivals to top La Liga.
Setien told Spanish publication El Periodico: “We apologized to everyone, we cannot behave like that. We don’t like to see things like this, we have committed an error and we should try to avoid something like this happening again.
“This situation has affected me a lot because I am concerned about the image of the club. We need to take care of that image because we can be criticized for substitutions, tactics, etc, but not for our behavior.
“It’s true that you have to understand how people are at certain moments, we are not all the same. Eder has a great temperament, and in many situations, it helps us phenomenally well.
But he has to learn to control himself. He’s trying to do that, he’s trying to improve in this area because we have had situations like this before. They are becoming rarer, but it’s something that we don’t like to see.
“It’s a bit of an embarrassment that this has become a news story and has provoked such a huge reaction.”
39-year-old Serbia, began working alongside Setien in 2015, following him to Real Betis two years later and to Barca in January this year when the 61-year-old became coach of the Catalan club after Ernesto Valverde was sacked.