Jose Mourinho has shown his explanation about how to beat prime Barcelona
Jose Mourinho is arguably one of the greatest managers of all time. His tactics against his opponent teams are world-class and he has completely changed Roma’s playing style after signing for them in summer.
Did you remember the night when Milan defeat Barcelona under Mourinho’s lead? From 0-1 to 3-1, the Italian club made a great comeback against the Catalans. Wesley Sneijder, Maicon and Diego Milito scored the goals in that match.
This article will tell you about the explanation Jose Mourinho gave to The Coaches’ Voice for beating Barcelona. Can you guess who scored the first goal of the match in the above paragraph?
So here’s what Mourinho explained in this video.
Mourinho and Villas-Boas looking at Carles Puyol
“Aggressive, but very emotional. Gets crazy with the referee in fouls against him and goes mad in provocations. Aggressive defender, plays in anticipation using [his] body.
“Bad positional sense (comes to midfield with striker) and bad leadership of defence (wants to do offside when it’s not possible). Because he uses his body strength to regain possession, we can provocate contacts in the final third or outside the box. Good heading ability and power.”
Mourinho and Villas-Boas looking at Andrés Iniesta: “Always comes on from the bench. Very dynamic player. Great radius of action. Speed of movement and speed of execution. Tricky player.”
Mourinho and Villas-Boas looking at Ronaldinho: “Technical quality to avoid defender on first touch. When opened receives the ball and the attacks full-back 1 vs 1 (inside to shoot or outside to cross). Much more dangerous when provocating spaces inside (between lines) from those positions forces a central defender out and then with a pen. Pass releases Messi, Eto’o or the penetrating midfielder. Very poor defensive transition and defensive work — exploit. Constant cheater — falls easily.”
Mourinho and Villas-Boas looking at Messi: “Quality + speed, but very left footed. Exactly the same behaviours as Ronaldinho. Inside between lines or diagonals. Encourages team forward by ball driving. Amazing 1 vs 1. If option is to foul him, it’s important to do it outside the box and as early as possible. [Has] recovered from an injury recently.”
Incredible sense of coaching. Isn’t it?
Answer to the question above – Pedro