Former Barcelona boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino has spoken of the difficulties of coaching the Catalans and keeping the players there happy.
The current Argentina boss, who stands by the self-critical comments he made after his departure from the club at the end of last season, also feels his honesty in assessing the situation at Barca in public was probably not the best policy.
“The Argentina and Barcelona dressing rooms are similar in terms of the quality of players at your disposal but the circumstances are different,” he is quoted as saying by Marca.
“The games come one after another and the squad quickly get the measure of the Coach, but rotations are made so everyone feels happy and motivated.
“However, that goes out of the window when you get to the first crucial match and the player says to himself that the reality of rotations are great but for the important games this is the team.
“I try to be self-critical about everything and the difference when I was with Barca was that I said things in public.
“Maybe others do the same thing but prefer to keep quiet about it,” he maintained.