"We didn't have a great game," Setien immediately acknowledged in his post-match press conference.
"We found it very difficult against the defence Espanyol had.
"They were very intense, very closed, and we didn't have the space or precision to move in."
"It was very difficult," Setien attempted to explain.
"They did a great job defensively.
"They had a lot of players gathered, so it's not easy with so many players there."