‘Enrique and Guardiola situations similar’

Former Barcelona player Deco believes there are similarities between the situation Luis Enrique is coming into at the club, and the one when Pep Guardiola arrived.

The Portuguese enjoyed a successful four year spell at the Catalan giants, winning two League titles and a Champions League.

However, he was moved on shortly after Guardiola was appointed at Camp Nou in 2008 and, in the same way as it was back then, the 36-year-old believes changed are needed at the Blaugrana.

“Barca’s season has been a bad one because they didn’t win anything,” Deco told journalists. “But you can’t deny that that the team have astounded the world of football with the way they have played and their trophy haul.

“Luis Enrique is a young Coach who knows Barcelona very well.

“There were a lot of changes under Pep. I can see some parallels between when Pep arrived and now, when Luis Enrique is arriving.

“Now we have to wait and see whether he has the ability to do the same thing. He needs to believe in the players to rediscover the level they were at before.”

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