Guardiola: 'In the 5-0 win against Villarreal, Busquets was a great centre back, and now they’re saying he’s useless'
Guardiola: 'In the 5-0 win against Villarreal, Busquets was a great centre back, and now they’re saying he’s useless. I didn’t tell him to chase down Pato, but to divide the ball well. We need him, just like we need Valdés'
Here is what Busquets had to say when Guardiola started using him in defense last season: 'It's obvious my preferred position is defensive midfielder, but the coach has chosen to play me as a central defender and I am working hard to adapt. I must learn to position myself between Pique and the rightback, but I like knowing there's nobody trying to steal the ball off me from behind'
- My opinion back then was clear. I wrote: 'While Sergio is doing a great job as a stand-in for Puyol and Abidal, I would sign a young, proven defender in the summer, keep Fontas and bring Botia back from Sporting'
Guardiola chose not sign any defenders this summer, trusting the polyvalency of player in the current squad, not forgetting Barça B's never-ending source of talent.
There is no need to question Pep's judgement now: Let's wait until the summer to look at the bigger picture.
DEBATING IS HEALTHY, BUT A TRUE FAN ALWAYS SUPPORTS THE TEAM!!!!