Xabi Alonso and Pep Guardiola in a training session of Bayern Munich


An ex of Real Madrid claims that Guardiola is "a genius and a visionary"

Published:24/05/2020 - 11:30h

Updated:24/05/2020 - 12:57h

Pep Guardiola is one of the best coaches in history, and few hesitate to recognize his merits. Xabi Alonso, ex of Real Madrid, has claimed that the ex of Barça is "a genius and a visionary"

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Although it still has not won completely, the world of the football has stepped forward in his fight against the coronavirus, and after some discontents in shape of cancellations, there are several ready countries to restart his leagues. In full confinement, Belgium, Holland or France threw the towel, but Germany already has gone back to contest parties and Spain, England and Italy will try to follow his example in the weeks to come.

This atypical situation has left the open door to the interviews to distance, that popularised during the running of the bulls and still do not want to leave. The last in connecting to a videoconference has been Xabi Alonso, that has praised to Pep Guardiola and has recognised that the technician impressed him notably in a conversation with the journalist Ángel García in the account of Youtube 'Cazurreando in Oklahoma'.

To the ex of the Real Madrid has not influenced him his rivalry with the ex of the FC Barcelona, and has mentioned his stage in the Bayern of Munich. After numerous clashes shared between 2009 and 2014, the two found around the middle of this last year in the Allianz Sand. Together conquered two Bundesligas, a Glass and a Supercopa of Germany, until the one of Santpedor put course to the Premier League in 2016.

These two years in the changing room marked to the of Tolosa, that ensures that the míster is "a genius and a visionario". The Gipuzkoan has insisted in his admiration explaining that "has an incredible reading", and arguing the reason of his praises: "Pep visualised the party before it played and said you, 'goes to happen this'. And afterwards it happened this. And it added, 'it goes to happen this, have to do this'. You did it and you said, it takes already!".

The ex midfield player has recognised that the Catalan is one of the trainers that more has marked his career, in a list in which they appear preparadores of the size of José Mourinho, Vicente of the Forest, Luis Aragonese, Manuel Pellegrini or Carlo Ancelotti. Besides, questioned by those that still are in active, has signalled that it had liked him put to the orders of Marcelo Bielsa or of Jürgen Klopp.

The future of Guardiola is for defining

Although Guardiola confirmed that it will be a year more in the Manchester City, his future from 2021 is for defining. After four seasons in the Barça and three in the Bayern, the Barcelonan will fulfil five in the Etihad Stadium, and some experts warn that it could put end to another cycle. If this sucediera, the favourite to receive him would be the Series To, where already rumoreado that the Juventus will insist to do with his services.

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