Setien asks Betis fans for patience

Real Betis Coach Quique Setien will not compromise his philosophies and has pleaded with the club’s fans for patience.

Hired this summer having previously been at Las Palmas, Setien is renowned for a heavily possession-based style of football and playing out from the defence.

That philosophy cost Los Verdiblancos on Sunday as a defensive mix-up between goalkeeper Antonio Adan and defender Jordi Amat allowed Villarreal to equalise in a game they won onto win 3-1.

“When I was hired I explained exactly what I wanted from this side – to bring a clear idea of playing and a style that can be enjoyed,” Setien explained in Diario AS.

“Everything in this life requires a bit of time but here, if you win everybody is happy and if you lose next week there is a depression.

“I’m not going to change my philosophy on the basis of whether we win or lose – I will always keep my convictions.

“The important thing is to maintain calmness and stability. We have the opportunity to develop an idea and all we need is a little bit of time.

“There have been lots of different models and projects here in recent years and few people were happy with them in the end.

“I don’t know what I’ll be capable of doing but I’m going to put all of my energy and enthusiasm into doing the best I can and to convince the players that they can play well and score 17-touch goals ( such as the goal against Villarreal).

“I’d love every Sunday to be like that but it’s not that simple.”

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