The prestigious US magazine “Newsweek” features the Barça team on the front of next week’s edition, posing the question to its readers –“is this the best team of all time?”
In the Latin American, European and Asian edition published on June 13th, Newsweek ties to pinpoint
the reasons why Guardiola’s team have been so successful, following their latest Champions
League title. The boss’ photo, surrounded by his players, figures on the magazine cover and
inside, journalist Jimmy Burns tries to figure out if this Barça team really is the best ever.
The Barça style
The article stresses the team’s abilities with the ball at their feet and
draws attention to the contribution of Xavi and Iniesta, as well as how the players such as
Mascherano, Abidal or Villa who have not come up through the Barça system have been able to adapt
to the team’s way of playing.
‘Newsweek’ compares the team’s style of play to a choreographed
dance, whilst not overlooking the fact that Guardiola’s men have not forgotten the
fundamentals of the game –to attack, score goals and win. The article also makes it clear
that Pep Guardiola is a fundamental piece within the group, as well as a promoter of a style of
play and an attitude that has brought so much success.
to read the full article from Newsweek