During the quarantine, Quique Setien and Ramiro Amarella, two old friends, gave a video chat at Beach Soccer Worldwide.
While talking, Setien explained how he got inspired by Johan Cruyff: “I didn’t think too much about tactics until I saw Cruyff’s Barca, I went out onto the pitch to play and that was it.
“To get the ball, I started to see how they played football, you’re starting to see the tactical aspects, and why things happen, you’re starting to analyze it, you’re realizing what you like, and you’re starting to get an idea in your head, and I’ve followed that.
The Barca coach and the former Barca beach soccer player have a good relationship, having coincided in the 1990s with the Spain beach soccer squad.
In his conversation, Setien also explained how he and his family were in jail too-he’s playing a lot of chess. The coach in Barcelona was positioned at his dream job at Camp Nou- until coronavirus.