Setien believes there are 'many turns' left in LaLiga after defeat to Real Madrid.

Updated: Mar 5

  • Madrid claimed a 2-0 El Clasico win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

  • Setien was unimpressed with Barca’s second half performance in the El Clasico.

Barca boss Quique Setien reacts after El Clasico loss. [Getty Images]

Quique Setien says “there is much left” and the LaLiga title race can still take "many turns" after Barcelona were leapfrogged by bitter rivals Real Madrid on Sunday night.

Los Blancos were victorious in the El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu, thanks to second half goals from Vinicius Junior and Mariano Diaz scored.

The defeat ended a four-game LaLiga winning streak for Barca and they are now a point behind Zinedine Zidane’s side.

Real Madrid did not deserve their El Clasico victory over Barcelona.

However, the Blaugrana coach Setien has refused to throw in the towel as he reckons there will be enough twists and turns before the 2019-20 campaign runs out.

"Last week, we were two points up. Now, they are one up. There is much left and this [title race] can take many turns," he said, via Mundo Deportivo.

"It's a tough defeat because these games affect you when you lose them, obviously, but we have the ability to recover.

"There are positive things to rescue and we will analyse what we have not done well."

Setien also bemoaned his side’s second half performance in the El Clasico.

"I think we did a good first half and they did it in the second," he said. "Even at the beginning of the second half we started quite well and we had it under control, but we started to have inaccuracies and they squeezed us very hard."

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