Barcelona concepts match Guardiola like a glove

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09 Nov 2018, 17:05 IST
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Barcelona rejoice profitable the 2011 Champions League with head coach Pep Guardiola

Barcelona’s philosophy match Pep Guardiola “like a glove” however he took the membership to new ranges, says Dani Alves.

Guardiola gained three LaLiga titles throughout his time in cost at Camp Nou, additionally main the membership to 2 Champions Leagues in three years.

The Catalan left on the finish of the 2011-12 season however his spell main Barcelona will go down in historical past for the membership’s beautiful soccer and relentless assortment of silverware.

Alves was a key participant for Barcelona through the Guardiola period, later signing for Juventus after which becoming a member of Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

And the Brazil defender hailed Guardiola’s affect on the membership whereas noting he was an ideal match for the pinnacle coach place at Barcelona.

“Really, with out speaking in regards to the coach, Barcelona have already got that philosophy contained in the membership,” Alves, talking on the launch of recent Barcelona movie ‘Take the Ball, Cross the Ball’, informed Omnisport. 

“Nevertheless it went to the following degree, it grew, the ideas across the sport developed. And it strengthened this membership philosophy, this sport philosophy. Who else might have executed it? These concepts fitted Guardiola like a glove.

“As a participant, you watched him and also you already noticed a conductor. He simply modified his outfit. These years have been superb, we had a ton of enjoyable, and we gave these years to the soccer world.

“Crucial factor is to win whereas leaving a legacy. We acquired however we additionally gave to soccer.”

Arguably the top of Guardiola’s Barca reign was their victory within the 2011 Champions League ultimate, the place a whole efficiency noticed his aspect ease to a 3-1 defeat of Manchester United.

“For us it was extra particular than the others as a result of Barca had gained within the outdated Wembley and we have been returning with a brand new era within the new Wembley,” Alves added.

“And for example it, Wembley is one thing. With the ability to win a trophy in that stadium, it is like profitable a trophy within the Maracana. These are soccer temples. You make historical past as champion over there, it stays without end.

“We used to say the ‘cherry on the cake’. It is clearly the cherry of those years, of that workforce and even of Guardiola’s time. We had already executed many issues in that membership and in soccer.

“However this title has been historic for a lot of issues, for the way the season went. We loved it lots. I bear in mind all the small print. It was very particular.”

Take The Ball, Cross The Ball is out now on OurScreen Cinemas, and on DVD & Digital Obtain from 12 November.

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