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Barcelona senior players believe Setien changing too much too soon

Barcelona players believe their slow start under new coach Quique Setien is due to the instant changes he's demanding.

Only today has Setien granted his players their first day off since his appointment almost three weeks ago. Ernesto Valverde's replacement has even held morning training sessions on matchdays.

However, Barca's players have been cleared for the day off today after defeat at Valencia on Saturday.

Sport says senior players believe in their new coach, but feel too much is being changed too soon - including the switch by Setien to a back three. Such a system wasn't seen during the two-and-a-half seasons Valverde was in charge.

Despite the slow start, there remains a confidence that Setien, former of Real Betis, will get things right at Barca with his return to the club's playing traditions.

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