Former Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster claims he is ‘fed up’ watching Barcelona games where the opposition just come to defend.
The former Barcelona and Madrid player was interviewed on Punto Radio after the Catalans’ Champions League clash with Celtic on Tuesday, where a Jordi Alba goal with virtually the last kick of the game gave Barca a 2-1 victory.
However, the fact the Glasgow side had 10 men behind the ball for almost the whole match did not impress Schuster, although Neil Lennon’s men are far from being the first team to come to the Camp Nou and adopt such defensive tactics.
“I’m fed up of seeing these type of matches [against Barcelona],” declared Schuster. “There shouldn’t be teams like this [Celtic] in the Champions League.
“We saw it last year with Chelsea. It was a very bad example for football and it is regrettable that they became champions. You see Celtic defending with 10 and almost snatching a point, and that’s not fair.”
Schuster was also asked about the recent controversy surrounding Real Madrid’s reluctance to use players who have come through the youth system in their pursuit of domestic and European glory.
“The youth academy is a lie. When you are at Madrid there is so much pressure nobody remembers the youth team.
“There are certain games where you put them in because you know you are going to win easily. You are looking for other solutions, but not from the youth team.
“Real Madrid has to win. If you don’t, you are not worth anything. It is best if you play well and win. [Fabio] Capello played badly and won. Few have done it and one of them was [Vicente] Del Bosque. The rest just needed to win. What counts are titles,” he added.