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Guardiola is Premier League is not harder than German or Spanish league

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Guardiola is Premier League is not harder than German or Spanish league

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According to Josep Guardiola, the game in the Premier League is not more intense than that in the Bundesliga or the Primera Division. The Spanish coach plays Wednesday in the Champions League with Manchester City at home against FC Barcelona.

At a press conference, the former coach of FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich prompted or Barcelona in the run-up to the Champions Leagueduel of Wednesday advantage by a less heavy matches in the Spanish league compared to the Premier League.

The trainer, who in England bite fiercely. “I often hear stories about the intensity of the Premier League, but that sounds come from reporters that never matches in the Bundesliga or the Primera Division.”

Manchester City played Saturday in the Premier League with a 1-1 draw against Everton. Barcelona had a convincing generale Deportivo La Coruña with a 4-0 defeat.

Respect

“The problem is perhaps that there is in England more competitions, but the way they play in Germany (Guardiola whistle admiringly, red), that’s great,” continued Guardiola. “I find that you have more respect for other leagues should be allowed to have.”

“Barcelona will play a very special football, it is a machine. They have three great attackers”, refers Guardiola on Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

“In the last seven, eight or nine years, there are always Spanish clubs in the European finals. This is due to the qualities of the players and because they play soccer. Here in England, more games played, but the intensity is no different than for example in Italy.”

The Champions Leagueduel between Manchester City and FC Barcelona will begin Wednesday at 20.45 hours.

View the programme and the position in the Champions League

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