Massimiliano Allegri, during a match


Massimilano Allegri, in love with Pep Guardiola's Barça

Published:22/02/2020 - 11:06h

Updated:22/02/2020 - 11:06h

Years go by, but the image left by FC Barcelona of Pep Guardiola has remained in the retina of the world of football. Massimilano Allegri acknowledged being in love with that football

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Pep Guardiola directed to the FC Barcelona in the most glorious stage of his history, and no only to level of titles (conquered absolutely all the possible titles, with a 'sextete' included) but by the brilliant game of position that this team was able to offer. A generation irrepetible led by the Messi, Xavi, Iniesta... Admired by the whole world and that still nowadays is reference.

The Italian trainer Massimilano Allegri, ex technician of teams like the Milan or the Juventus, is one of the big admirers of this team and did not have objections in recognising it in a recent interview for l'Instrument, "This Barça is irrepetible. It is not a normal football", said, recalcando the presence of Leo Messi: "we Wanted to copy something that did not exist. Had to Messi, a player that can dribble to eight rivals".

Besides, ensalzó the figure of Guardiola by the fact to be a technician that, in spite of that contrived a system without forwards that allowed him win it everything in the Barça, knew to adapt afterwards to the teams in which it has been. "The Barça with Pep was used to to play without forward and never anybody played like this, but in the Bayern went back to adopt the position of forward, knew to have in consideration the DNA of the club", affirmed.

In that period, remember, Leo Messi acted with total freedom like false '9',​ whereas players like Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto'or or David Villa had to adapt to play in the sides, all they attaining it successfully. A system of game irrepetible that has not been able to tread with the success that achieved have in this moment and that elevated to the FC Barcelona to a dimension futbolísticatotalmente new.

Without favourites for the Champions League

In the same interview, Allegri spoke about the current edition of the Champions League, considering it "very opened" to level of possible favourites to finish raising the trophy. "Some big already can fall in eighth. We will see the chambers. I do not see any favourite", ensured, although adding that "there is not a so dominant team like the Real Madrid three years ago".

Allegri Also elogió the figure of Cristiano Ronaldo, to the that considers a winner and a born worker. "It is an incredible example to world-wide level. It has won five Balloons of Gold and five Champions, a lot of money... Which motivation has? As it achieves to fix you put. The difference between winning and lose is that to win it is necessary to sacrifice and be able to work", sentenced the Italian trainer.

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