Pep Guardiola and Mourinho greet


Guardiola and Mourinho face each other again in the 'classic' of the benches

Published:1/02/2020 - 17:16h

Updated:1/02/2020 - 17:16h

José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will face each other this Sunday two years later at the Tottenham-Manchester City Premier. The Catalan defended the career of the Portuguese in a press conference, while the Portuguese played down the confrontation

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Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho starred during several years the hardest clashes, taut and thrilling of the world of the football. The rivalry between the Catalan and the Portuguese, besides, coincided with one in the FC Barcelona and another in the Real Madrid. When the luso went back to the Premier League to direct to the United, the two went back to coincide in several derbis between the two clubs of Manchester.

Since the one of Setúbal was sacked of the United, any of the two technicians had gone back to coincide. But this Sunday all will change with the Tottenham-City that contests in London this Sunday to the 17:30 hours. The Portuguese will receive in front of his public to the of Santpedor in a party that always is special. But, on the contrary that the occurred does years, now the rivalry between both has become much healthier, especially out of the field.

The own Mou wanted to subtract him importance to this reunion leaving clear that remembers more his stage with Pep in the FC Barcelona, when it worked with Louis go Gaal, that his confrontations in the 'Classical'. "I agree me more than the years that was with Pep in Barcelona, no against him. Afterwards they arrived the clashes but does not treat of something between us. This is not José against Josep", cleared in press conference.

On the other hand, the one of the City wanted to defend in room of press to his mate of profession remembering that his career does not limit to his years in the United and now in the Tottenham. The people that judges the career of Mourinho and does not do it basing in the last 15 or 20 years is that it does not understand at all. I know that we live in the period where goes us to value by the last party, but I do not work like this", began saying.

The 'cityzen' remembered that the luso has been a lot of years in the elite competing and winning titles. "As professional deal to judge to my mates of profession no by a season, but by his career like technician. This is what I really value. And in this sense, Mourinho carries in the elite the last 15 or 20 years and deserve to be respected thus, because keep up is the most complicated of everything. His value like trainer can not be judged by what has happened in the two last years", ensured.

The reflection of Guardiola on the work of trainer

Finally, Guardiola wanted to finalise his intervention doing a reflection on how the trainers have to reinvent when they carry a lot of years of career. Mourinho Is having to it do these last years and is costing him enough. "No all the periods are equal for the trainers. As everything in the life, go through periods where have more success and other where less. At the end you have to change in some way the teams where arrive and build new things", concluded.

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