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Barcelona's Pep Guardiola allows stars Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves to 'experience Japan' ahead of Club World Cup semifinal with Al Sadd

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport129 hits

No matter how many trophies Barcelona have won, even their players must sometimes rely on public transportation. This became apparent on Monday after midfielder Andres Iniesta posted a photo of himself riding the Tokyo Metro's Ginza line on his personal Twitter account. In the team's press conference, coach Pep Guardiola revealed that he told his players to go out and experience the best that J...Full Story »

Common sense counts, says football coach Guardiola

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says a "common sense" approach is a major factor behind his phenomenal success at the European champions, downplaying the role of tactics. The Spanish side romped to a 3-1 win away at Real Madrid at the weekend to leapfrog back to the top of La Liga, preventing their great rivals from establishing a potentially decisive lead at the top of the table. Switching thei...Full Story »

Guardiola wary of Real fightback

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by ESPN226 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola declared himself delighted after his side's 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. However, he warned Jose Mourinho's side will quickly bounce back in the title race. Barca conceded after only 23 seconds as Karim Benzema gave the hosts a dream start with the fastest ever El Clasico goal, but Alexis Sanchez levelled before the break and in the ...Full Story »

Guardiola says Barca feeling pressure of “clasico”

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his Spanish champions have more to lose than fierce rival Real Madrid during Saturday’s highly anticipated “clasico” match in the capital. Barcelona trails league leader Madrid by three points despite having played an extra game and can ill afford to fall further behind approaching the season’s midway point. “We have more at ...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola applauds young starlets for thrashing of BATE Borisov

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by Supersport.com425 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was delighted with the display of his side in Tuesday's 4-0 win over BATE Borisov in the Champions League, crediting the youthful future of the Catalans for a magical display, while also shifting the focus to Real Madrid ahead of Saturday's crucial league clash. Left-back Maxwell and goalkeeper Jose Pinto were the only players that weren't brought up in the reno...Full Story »

Guardiola: Barca will keep on trying

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by ESPN94 hits

Barcelona tactician Pep Guardiola has urged his charges to continue grafting and display a sense of calmness ahead of their clash with Rayo Vallecano.Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Getafe has left the Catalans an imposing six points behind table toppers Real Madrid and Guardiola conceded that chasing a deficit is something his players have not experienced so far in his tenure."The players are well, ...Full Story »

Title race far from over - Guardiola

Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 by Supersport.com100 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insisted that his team are not yet out of the title race, despite falling six points adrift of Real Madrid in the wake of their shock defeat to Getafe on Saturday. "The league is not over. There is still a long way to go," he said after a Juan Valera goal midway through the second half condemned Barcelona to a first defeat in any competition this season. "We are...Full Story »

Guardiola: We were the better team

Posted Friday, November 25, 2011 by ESPN69 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side were deserving winners in their 3-2 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League.Wednesday's result means Barca are now assured of first place in Group H, while Milan, who had already qualified for the next round before the match, will have to settle for second place.And despite the game at the San Siro being an evenly-contested match, with Barc...Full Story »

Guardiola: We were the better team

Posted Thursday, November 24, 2011 by ESPN92 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side were deserving winners in their 3-2 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League. Wednesday's result means Barca are now assured of first place in Group H, while Milan, who had already qualified for the next round before the match, will have to settle for second place. And despite the game at the San Siro being an evenly-contested match, with ...Full Story »

Vilanova op overshadows Guardiola v Ibra clash

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

MADRID, Nov 22 (Reuters) - An tumour operation undergone by Pep Guardiola’s assistant coach Tito Vilanova on Tuesday has overshadowed Barcelona’s trip to play AC Milan in the Champions League. The clash between the European giants has been eagerly anticipated after Milan’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic made disparaging comments about his former coach Guardiola in a recent...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi set to play against Zaragoza

Posted Friday, November 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expects forward Lionel Messi to overcome fatigue and play against Zaragoza, while Pedro Rodriguez should also return from injury for Saturday’s match. Messi only arrived Thursday from a lengthy spell of international duty with Argentina and even Guardiola was surprised by how motivated the midfielder was to play. “Messi is i...Full Story »

Inter Milan deny Guardiola talks

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by ESPN113 hits

Inter Milan have denied speculation they have been in contact with Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola about becoming their new manager. And president Massimo Moratti insists he has "no idea" where Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is after he too was linked with Inter. Guardiola has been in Brescia during the international break, meeting with old friends he knew during his time at the Serie B ...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says he feels at home in Brescia

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011 by Supersport.com416 hits

The 40-year-old represented the Italian side after leaving Camp Nou as a player and was given a rapturous reception by the club's fans on Sunday Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola returned to Brescia on Sunday to watch his old side's 1-0 home loss to Ascoli, and admitted that he felt at home in the Lombardy city. Guardiola left Camp Nou after illustrious 11 years at the Catalan club, and spent two ...Full Story »

Krkic denies Guardiola criticism

Posted Sunday, November 13, 2011 by ESPN105 hits

Roma striker Bojan Krkic has denied ever mouthing a bad word about Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. The 21-year-old has made no secret about his displeasure with the lack of first-team action during his time at the Nou Camp, which led to him moving to Rome in the summer. But the Italian insists he holds no personal grudge against Guardiola. "I was a little bit surprised, because I was on the ...Full Story »

Guardiola - Jose's No.1

Posted Saturday, November 12, 2011 by skysports.com177 hits

Barca boss rates Real coach as the best in the business Pep Guardiola: Feels it can be an advantage for a coach not to have played at a high level Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola rates Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho as the best coach in world football at the current time. While Guardiola enjoyed a distinguished playing career for Barca and also represented Spain, Mourinho never played at ...Full Story »

Guardiola still wary of Hospitalet

Posted Friday, November 11, 2011 by ESPN81 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side's Copa del Rey tie against Hospitalet is "wide open". The reigning European champions could only manage an unconvincing 1-0 win in Wednesday's first leg. Andres Iniesta scored the only goal of the game to give Barca a slender advantage against their unfancied third-tier opponents ahead of the return leg at the Nou Camp on December 21. Barca wi...Full Story »

AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Barcelona's Pep Guardiola had 'no balls' in new book

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport165 hits

AC Milan attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic admitted that he completely lost control in the aftermath of Barcelona's 4-1 away win over Villarreal in the 2009-10 campaign as he slammed head coach Pep Guardiola for his 'lack of balls' in their Champions League elimination by Inter only days before. Swedish publication Aftonbladet reports that the striker reveals in his autobiography, which will be publi...Full Story »

Guardiola's Barcelona faces Bielsa's Bilbao

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

VALENCIA, Spain (AP)—Two of football’s most intriguing coaching minds finally meet on the field Sunday when Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona takes on Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic Bilbao. The two coaches face off for the first time since Bielsa took over Bilbao this season, and the Basque club has been steadily improving following a poor start. Guardiola visited the former Argenti...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi is simply magnificent

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by ESPN142 hits

Pep Guardiola gushed over Lionel Messi's performance as the forward notched a hat-trick to consign Viktoria Plzen to a 4-0 Champions League defeat. Pep Guardiola's men proved far too strong for the Czech side, whose already tall order had become an almost insurmountable one after going down to ten men in the 22nd minute, and Spaniard reserved high praise for Messi's virtuoso performance. Spe...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi is simply magnificent

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by ESPN98 hits

Pep Guardiola gushed over Lionel Messi's performance as the forward notched a hat-trick to consign Viktoria Plzen to a 4-0 Champions League defeat.Pep Guardiola's men proved far too strong for the Czech side, whose already tall order had become an almost insurmountable one after going down to ten men in the 22nd minute, and Spaniard reserved high praise for Messi's virtuoso performance.Speakin...Full Story »

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