Henrik Larsson praises Barca style

Former Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson believes people who consider their style of play boring have no idea about football.

The Swede is due to attend Wednesday’s friendly fixture in Gothenburg between Barca and another of his former clubs Manchester United, and revealed he is still an avid follower of the Spanish giants.

“I watch all Barca’s Champions League games and those that I can in La Liga. I’m not so busy that I want to miss any of them!” he said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo.

“I think they are a fantastic team and I am very happy for the players with whom I shared a dressing room.

“Even so, at times I listen to people who say their style, as well as that of the Spanish national team, is boring.

“To say that is to have no idea about football.”

Larsson, who played for La Blaugrana between 2004 and 2006 after his free transfer signing from Glasgow Celtic, explained why he thought Barcelona’s particular brand of football is the best in the world.

“It comes down to an understanding of the game and that is based on having the ball and trying to put it into the opponent’s goal.

“If you don’t have the ball you don’t get the chance. It’s as simple as that. Therefore, the other teams are boring!”

“There are two options. Either learn to play like Barca or learn how to get the ball off Xavi [Hernandez] and [Andres] Iniesta and company when they have it.

“A football fan cannot complain about anything when they see Barcelona play,” he reasoned.

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