Sergio Busquets says he does not expect to see anything like Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team again, nor indeed the Spain national side.
In an interview with Cadena COPE’s ‘El Partido de Las 12’ programme, the Barca midfielder admitted that Guardiola’s team of recent years was something we are unlikely to come across in the future.
“Football evolves and it’s impossible for everything to remain the same, so I don’t expect to see the best-ever Barca team or the best-ever Spain team again.
“Guardiola gave me my debut and I’ll always be grateful to him. He’s a football obsessive and the best Coach I’ve had in my career,” said Busquets, who analysed the situation at his club this season.
“We started well and it looked like everything was great. We had a new Coach and we were just getting used to him.
“Now things are not going too well, although it’s not as bad as people are saying.”
Busquets was asked about the alleged lack of respect shown by Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi, amid reports that the Portuguese had an obscene word for the Argentine whenever his name was mentioned, although Ronaldo has since denied it.
“I don’t believe Cristiano has spoken badly about Leo. In fact I believe it is the opposite. At Barcelona we don’t have any nickname for Ronaldo.
“In our dressing room we have respect for Madrid and all the other teams,” he maintained.