09/03/2018 Sergio Piernas Cárdenas

Pep Guardiola: my debt to Andrés Iniesta and how he opened my eyes on tactics

Pep Guardiola: my debt to Andrés Iniesta and how he opened my eyes on tactics

In an extract from a new book, Guardiola reveals the backing he got from Iniesta during a tough start at Barcelona and describes him as a ‘master of space and time’.

Late summer 2008. Barcelona lose 1–0 in Soria against little Numancia on the opening day of the league season. A tough baptism for the debutant coach, Pep Guardiola, made all the harder when the result isn’t much better in their second game against Racing Santander, a 1–1 draw at the Camp Nou. Two weeks into Guardiola’s career in charge of Barcelona’s first team and they still haven’t won……

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www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/07/pep-guardiola-andres-iniesta-barcelona-tactics-book-extract