Pep Guardiola: Messi Is A Better Player Than Anybody Else

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has voiced his amazement at the stunning level Lionel Messi manages to play at weekLionel Messi in and week out. Messi has been in sensational goal-scoring form for the Catalans yet again this season, although he was in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, for once, when he missed a penalty in stoppage time as Barcelona were held to a goalless draw against Sevilla last week….

October 29, 2011

Fabregas Denies Using Racist Remarks

Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas has defended himself of accusations that he racially abused Freddie Kanoute in their 0-0 draw with Sevilla. The ex-West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur forward was sent off after a confrontation during the goalless draw with the Catalans, and Fabregas was embroiled in controversy as it was claimed that he spat racial insults at Kanoute. However, according to reports in the Sun, the ex-Arsenal captain refuted the…

October 27, 2011

Pep Guardiola Denies Yaya Toure Claims

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has refuted Yaya Toure’s allegations of being ignored, adding that he even tried to convince Toure to stay at Nou Camp. However, Guardiola has stepped up to deny the claims, making clear that he has always tried to foster a strong relationship with his players using an open-door policy. Guardiola said on AS: “There’s not much to say about this matter. I talk to anyone and the…

October 26, 2011

Guardiola Praises Andres Iniesta

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola lauded Andres Iniesta as “unique” after the Spain international helped the Champions League holders ease past Viktoria Plzen. Iniesta, who has only recently returned from a hamstring tear, played a key role in the 2-0 victory at the Nou Camp, including scoring the opening goal in the 10th minute following a superb piece of skill. Guardiola said of the 27-year-old World Cup winner: “Andres, when he’s…

October 20, 2011

Pique: Pep Doesn’t Have Any Reason to Leave The Club

Despite doubts about Pep Guardiola’s stay at Barcelona, defender Gerard Pique is confident the Catalan will sign a new deal with the La Liga giants. With Guardiola’s current deal running out at the end of this season, there is fear that the Catalan could be lured by the siren call of Inter Milan, who have been reported to be keenly interested in snapping up the 40-year-old from the Nou Camp….

October 13, 2011

Pep Guardiola: Barcelona Won’t Lose The Competitive Spirit

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola wants his side to forever show the desire that has brought them success and helped guide them to last night’s 5-0 win over BATE Borisov in the UEFA Champions League. Lionel Messi moved into joint-second place on Barcelona’s all-time goalscoring list as his double helped the defending champions to a comprehensive Group H win in Minsk. Guardiola’s side were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to an…

September 29, 2011