Fabio Capello criticises Barca's new playing style but praises Guardiola instead
- On Barca, the legendary coach says: "They spend too long just passing the ball about the pitch."
- As for Pep Guardiola, the Italian particularly outlines his ability to keep changing his game in order to keep winning.
- This season, Manchester City are highly unlikely to win the Premier League as they are 22 points behind leaders.
Legendary coach Fabio Capello has given his verdict on Barcelona's recent changes under Quique Setien.
He told Diario AS during Thursday's Bilbao Football Summit at San Mames: "I liked Barcelona how they were before. The current side spend too long just passing the ball about the pitch, without getting near the opponents' area then hope that the genius, Leo Messi, conjures up some magic."
It's true that Setien is currently trying to reinvent the tiki-taka at Barcelona. For example, the Catalans registered 74% possession in the 2-0 Valencia defeat which was their second-best result in a loss this season.
He added: "Guardiola has changed a lot. You watch Manchester City play and the high-possession, the passing game has gone. He understands that you have to keep changing and evolving if you want to continue winning."
Under Setien, Barcelona have already played seven games: