Josep Guardiola's on the podium of the most recognized coaches in the world today, especially because he was able to lead the best Barcelona in all of history. He earned respect in the sports world, but even so, he has some detractors, who criticize him very harshly.
In this context, the one who had no compassion was Ricardo Lavolpe. The former coach of America, Boca Juniors and the Mexican national team commented that “once I went to see Guardiola at a conference. They didn't pay me for the ticket, which cost more than 200 dollars. I told Gaby Milito "give me back the money." What Guardiola showed on his blackboard with the laser, how Barcelona played, was ancient, so I told him to give me back the money because what I saw I already knew by heart”.
In any case, the Argentine who lives in Mexico continued to mercilessly attack his colleague, who currently manages Manchester City. “I went thinking that maybe I would learn something, but since I didn't learn anything… There's a new methodology, the famous rondos… He's a sellout. There is nothing new. They were the tight spaces of years ago. When I say that Guardiola puts 4-3-3 back into force, I mean it because young people believe it is modern. They forget that that 4-3-3 was used by Menotti when Argentina came out champion in 1978″.
Lavolpe also had words for two former stars of the Brazilian team and was also tough on them. “In the 2005 Confederations Cup, when we faced the Brazil of Kaká, Ronaldinho, Adriano and Robinho, the only way I told the Mexicans that we could win was to beat Kaká and Ronaldinho, who are not going down. And so it was, we beat them because they were lazy", he closed.