Guardiola reveals his relationship with the Barça dressing room

The City coach was clear in an interview with ESPN: "At Barcelona I had more relationship with some; others were 'me, me, me' ...".


Pep Guardiola has given an interview to ESPN, in which he revealed the relationship he had with the Football Club Barcelona dressing room, something that had not been said so far. According to the coach's testimony, he did not have an idyllic relationship with all the footballers, because some of them cared more about their well-being than the team itself.

"At Barcelona I had much closer relationships with some players than with others because there are many players who think of the common good, and I feel much closer to this type of player than to those who only think 'I, I, I 'These, when we have to use them, we use them, and when we don't have to use them, we don't use them, "he reveals.In addition, Pep tells how he has lived the direct link with the different squads with whom he has worked in his career as a coach: "Throughout the seasons, relationships with players always leave scars, but also a lot of learning. You learn from Everything. But the relationship between the coach and the players depends on them and not on the coach. There are players who deserve to have a close relationship and others a more distant relationship. "The football business

The Manchester City coach wanted to explain what football means to him, defining the most basic, but giving a business touch: "Football is a business that consists of the day the referee whistles and the game starts, you you win it. Apart from that if we are more or less friends that does not matter. This is a business. And here I am with the aim of getting the best out of the players. They have to play well for the benefit of our club and so that the fans be happy. Having good relationships is fantastic. But for me, whether they are good or bad, it is the same because this is a business. "

Changes in English football

The arrival of Pep Guardiola to the Premier League meant the emergence of a coach with a style somewhat removed from what English football is. In fact, ESPN believes that it has completely changed the notion of the game that was had in England. The former Bayern or Barça player, on the other hand, prefers to stay on the sidelines: "History will judge and tell. I think it would be presumptuous of me to say that we did something different than what was done before. we did things our way. You can say that for sure. "

Then, then, he tells how he saw English football at the time: "It was very direct, box to box, with many disputes over the ball. We tried not to do any of that. That's why I came here. that we won the Premier that we already did it. That we came here for that and we already did it. But when you feel good and believe in yourself and in what we do, you think: 'Why not, why not try to take this more away? '".

The evolution of football

In recent years, European football seems to be governed by a model based on physique and speed as the most lethal weapons. The technical and tactical preparation is increasing and the power of the clubs is the main difference with respect to their rivals. Guardiola, despite his different style, has also entered that category of cyclone equipment. How is it possible while respecting your own hallmark? This is how he explains it: "Because to play fast, you must first play slow. And to play forward, you must first produce. When you are a little slower, you see things clearer, which makes you internalize certain movements and qualities. of decisions in the most complicated situations, in the areas, they are clearer and sharper ".

Finally, he recounts current football in a more realistic way: "Of course I would love to do everything at 200 kilometers per hour and score 200 goals in ten minutes, but that's impossible. I like a slower game, not slow, to that at the right time we can better use the qualities of the players. Luckily here in Manchester we have many and very good ones ".

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