Previous Barcelona star Xavi says he will never Coach a group to play similarly as those overseen by Jose Mourinho.
Barca go up against Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday in a rehash of the semi-last tie of 2009-10, when the Nerazzurri triumphed 3-2 on total after a vital 10-man protective showcase at Camp Nou in the second leg.
Mourinho guided Inter to the treble that season before going to LaLiga to assume control at Real Madrid, where the competition with Pep Guardiola’s Barca ended up savage amid his three years in control.
The Portuguese has come in for feedback later in his vocation for declining to grasp a more positive style of football, especially at Manchester United, who are attempting to keep pace with assaulting sides, for example, Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League.
In spite of the fact that Xavi acknowledges Mourinho groups are difficult to beat, he demands he would energize distinctive strategies if he somehow happened to wind up a head Coach in the wake of resigning from playing.
“Mourinho is an extremely protective Coach. Playing against his Inter wasn’t simple,” the Al-Sadd midfielder told Corriere dello Sport.
“That is his style and he set it in motion with Chelsea and Real Madrid. He thinks about every one of the points of interest, he shuts the holes and he doesn’t give you space.
“I like an alternate sort of football. I’m not condemning, but rather I despise playing football in that way and my groups will never have that state of mind.”
Xavi proceeded to tip previous manager Guardiola to be a win in the event that he ever chooses to attempt his fortunes in Serie A.
“Guardiola isn’t simply magnificent football with huge entertainers: he thinks a considerable measure about the subtle elements of cautious developments and his groups are extremely composed,” Xavi said of the City director, who has conceded being occupied with moving to Italy.
“In the event that he has said that he needs to attempt an involvement in Italian football, you can be sure that, eventually, he will come. What’s more, given what I think about him, he won’t simply come to partake.”
Xavi, who turns 39 in January, concedes this is probably going to be the last couple of months of his stellar playing vocation, in spite of the fact that he has not yet affirmed his aims.
“This is 99 percent my last season in light of the fact that, at almost 39, it’s typical to be drained and require a change obviously,” included the Spain awesome, who is taking UEFA’s Pro License courses to wind up a mentor.
“It’s not yet the ideal opportunity for declarations or farewells, but rather I’ve thought plainly on what I will do.”