XABI ALONSO EXPLAINS IT
The plan of Mourinho to brake to Leo Messi in the Classical
Published:27/05/2019 - 19:52h
Updated:27/05/2019 - 19:52h
José Mourinho had a stage convulsa in the Real Madrid, having to face up to the best FC Barcelona of the history. Xabi Alonso explained how were the plans of the Portuguese to stop to Leo Messi in the Classical
José Mourinho, now without team, went trainer of the Real Madrid during three seasons in which there was more controversial and tension that never in the history of the Classical . In front of a FC upper Barcelona, the Portuguese wove plans to treat to brake the Barcelona hegemony, so much to level of titles as in the face to face with the whites.
In this Real Madrid was Xabi Alonso, that now is giving his first steps like trainer. In some statements for The Coaches Voice, the tolosarra explained the plan that wove Mourinho to brake to the FC Barcelona that it was, neither more neither less, bend the surveillances to Leo Messi to subtract offensive effectiveness to the culés.
"When we begin to control better the situation, Bouquets said me: 'Xabi, Messi goes for there'. Then I did not go to presionar to Xavi, if no that it remained me more with Messi. With this achieved that they, in spite of having more control, were not so dangerous. We were more near to compete with them when we control this situation", commented the ex footballer of the Real Madrid.
Besides, Xabi Alonso also spoke of his style like technician, after having learnt of trainers like Benítez, Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola or the own Mourinho. It ensured that it looks for a style of "offensive team. I look for to create a team that carry the initiative, that want the balloon, that the players know how connect between them and create automatisms".
Mourinho and the referee's plot in favour of the Barcelona
It is necessary to remember his stage like trainer of the Real Madrid in which practically it initiated a 'war' with the FC Barcelona, accusing to the Barcelona team to have behind his triumphs a referee's plot organised and subtracting merits to the culés. Many were the speeches that gave in press conference in reference to this subject.
In this period, the Portuguese was victim of his own frustrations, since it did not find the way that the Real Madrid could put him hand to the Barcelona group that, in that then, was directed by Pep Guardiola. Until the Catalan trainer had his more and his less with the luso, in a mythical press conference in which it baptised him like "the puto boss, the puto master".