◼️ The coach put together the base and contributed players so that the national teams of Spain and Germany won in the last two editions of the World Cup.
“Guardiola grabbed Barcelona a couple of years ago and Spain was world champion, then took Bayern Munich and Germany came out champion, that’s why I say that football is logical: because the best win,” said Juan Roman Riquelme, purely and looking for coincidence between the last two world champions and coach Josep Guardiola, who only had steps by clubs and not by national cast.
The Spain champion of 2010 had seven players from Barcelona and Germany in 2014 had seven players from Bayern Munich. Those two teams were directed at that time by Pep Guardiola, with his style and particular imprint.
In the case of the Iberian team, five of the holders were from the culé squad: Carles Puyol, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta. The two midfielders and the three midfielders had the Guardiola gene. The backbone of the team was the one that trained every day in Barcelona. That center of the field very characteristic, of possession, play, and creation. The key to the champion Spain. On the end of the championship, in addition, Pedro was added as a starter. The only one from Barcelona who did not have a place was Víctor Valdés, with a brilliant Iker Casillas ahead.
In 2014 it was similar. The Catalan coach was in charge of Bayern Munich and sowed the fundamental basis for the German national team that ended up winning the World Cup. Joachim Löw used in all games, at least, six incumbents who played in the cast of Guardiola. Even in the round of 16 against Algeria, the seven began on the court. In the final against Argentina, Manuel Neuer – with a style made by Pep absolutely -, Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller were from the beginning. And the seventh? Mario Götze, who entered and scored the only goal of the game.
The influence of Josep Guardiola in the last two teams that were world champions is undeniable. With a game of clean output, pressure, possession and a midfield exclusively of touch and creation, both teams based their game on the players and teams of the Catalan coach.
In this 2018, Pep directs to the Manchester City, that contributes four players to the English National Team, one less than Tottenham. The only four English players on the regular roster, casually: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling. He will also have four representatives in the Brazilian National Team: Danilo and Gabriel Jesus would be starters, Ederson and Fernandinho would wait at the bank; two in Argentina: Sergio Agüero and Nicolás Otamendi; two in Belgium: Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne; one in France: Benjamin Mendy; one in Germany: Ilkay Gündogan; one in Portugal: Bernardo Silva; and one in Spain: David Silva. Will his influence be seen in Russia 2018?