However, should Barcelona further slip up in the title race during their crunch clash with Atletico on Tuesday, Setien will know that the pressure will be piled on all over again as the team bids to win a third La Liga crown in a row.
Barcelona players expressed displeasure towards their manager Quique Setien following their 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo in their La Liga meeting last weekend.
Saturday's scenes at Celta included an apparently disillusioned Lionel Messi walking away while assistant coach Eder Sarabia attempted to give him instructions, in what is being taken as a sign that the players are unconvinced by Setien's coaching team and his tactics.
Barcelona's latest struggles have led to rumors that the manager is in danger of losing his job.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu, sporting director Eric Abidal, and fellow officials Oscar Grau and Javier Bordas all visited the coach to show solidarity, Marca said.
Although Setien conceded it is normal to have occasional differences, he insisted the squad is unified despite the apparent issue with Sarabia and the fact certain publications have suggested the head coach himself has a strained relationship with Messi.
Barca host Simeone's Atletico Madrid on Tuesday amid a hard situation, with media reports claiming Setien and his coaching staff are at odds with key players .
A club statement read: "This is unquestionably one of the biggest games left for this final stretch of the season, and the players aren't going to be alone". Meanwhile, leaders Real Madrid are set to take on Getafe in their next La Liga outing.
With six games to play, they hold a four-point advantage over Sevilla in fourth.
Barcelona has 11 wins in 17 games under Setien.