Saturday, July 14, 2012

10 Different Formations under Pep Guardiola

Guardiola leading the way.

1. The Foundation

"Before every game, I lock myself in an office in the basement of Bar?a’s facilities. There is no natural light. I stay there for about two hours. I bring two or three DVDs featuring games our next rivals have played. I sit down, grab pen and paper, and start to analyze our rivals, taking notes."

2. False 9

Guardiola giving introductions to Messi's for his new role as 'False 9' before the 2-6 vicotry at Bernabeu

3. The Busquets Role

"He's the best defensive central midfielder in the world. Barcelona have a priceless player. If I was reincarnated as a player, I'd like to be like him."

4. Protection

Lionel Messi: "Every game, he prepares for it as if it were a final."

5. The Greatest

Probably the greatest game you'll ever see.

6. Playing without a left back

Master and his student

7. Return of the 'Dream Team'

Guardiola often shows videos to explain his tactics.

8. Change the Question

Marti Pernanau 'Just when Jose Mourinho thought he had the answers, Pep Guardiola changed the questions'.

9. Team of midfielders

3 defenders and 7 great players, ‘Pep Einstein’ discovers the formula for total football  3 – 7 – 0 = Club World Cup trophy  Pep: “And that’s because needing forwards to play in attack … is relative.”

10. Re-Inverting the Pyramid

“I promise you that we’ll work hard. I don’t know if we’ll win, but we will try very hard.

Fasten your seat belts, you are going to enjoy the ride” – Pep Guardiola (2008)

Re-Inverting the Pyramid

"Fasten your seat belts, we're going to enjoy the ride." Pep Guardiola in 2008