Setien promises Betis attacking football

New Real Betis Coach Quique Setien has promised the club he will maintain his attacking and possession philosophies as he was unveiled by the club.

The 58-year-old was appointed on a three-year deal by Los Verdiblancos having left Las Palmas and added Dani Ceballos, Ruben Castro and Antonio Adan will all have important roles in his team.

"Everyone knows who I am, how I see the game," Setien told his unveiling press conference.

“You all know my philosophy of playing the game with the ball, of keeping possession and to forge close relationships with my players to help in this regard.

"I don't think it is going to take much for me to convince them regarding my proposal for playing the game, we want to grow gradually in one direction.

“When I arrived at Lugo, in the third tier, they said that they couldn't play football which is something I had to address immediately.

“I make this promise to Beticos that this will be the case with our club, I guarantee attacking, possession-based football.

“I don’t want to make any promises in terms of achievements for next year but this is a big club who need to be ambitious.

“By signing a three-year deal here it gives security for the players, for me and for the club – it benefits everyone.

“I see Dani Ceballos as a ‘benchmark’ player, we can build a team around him, as for Antonio Adan and Ruben Castro – I want them both to play big roles here.

“In terms of transfers and how we will form our squad, there will be a consensus between me and the sports management

"What I must do is to thank the President, the sporting director for the fact that I have been given this wonderful opportunity.”

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