Guardiola admits Arsenal fear
March 22, 2010
“Arsenal were the very last team we wished to draw”
Why did Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola, state this to Spanish media over the weekend?
Barca cannot defend.
They prefer to play teams who are tactical and spend time and energy trying to stop them play, as opposed to what The Arsenal will do to them.
Namely, attack them at will, with rapier like passing and movement.
The age old cliché of “this will probably end 4-4” is too widely used when certain teams come up against one another, but in this instance, it more than likely will end up being a similar scoreline.
Because in most examples, one team will bottle it, and employ tactics to counter the other team’s build up play, at the expense of a proper rumble.
This will not be the case when Barcelona come to London, and when Arsenal go to Catalonia.
Both managers have supreme confidence in their own players and style of football, and will send their respective team’s out to have a street fight to the death.
The countdown begins, there is not a hope in hell this game won’t live up to all expectations.
Thankfully, the meeting of the two best footballing sides on Earth will give us 180 minutes (minimum) of pure entertainment.
A final showdown is always classed as the dream meeting, but too much rests on one single 90 minute game to allow us complete viewing pleasure.
A two-legged Quarter or Semi final was always going to produce the kind of glorious sporting magic that so many are awaiting.
The ages have given us many great sporting head to heads including Borg V McEnroe, Prost v Senna, Coe v Ovett, Hagler v Hearns…
Arsenal V Barcelona 2010, will provide us with yet another legendary moment in sporting history.