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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:38 AM

The coach is not worried for Spain,
despite their thrashing at the hands of
Brazil in the Confederations Cup, and says
he is refreshed following his break from
football Ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is certain that Lionel Messi and Neymar will work well together at Camp Nou. The four-time Ballon d'Or winner will play
alongside the 21-year-old this season
following the Blaugrana's €57 million
signing of the Brazilian from Santos
earlier in the summer. Guardiola, who left the Catalans at the
end of the 2011-12 season but returned
to the sidelines with Bayern Munich this
June, thinks that some fans' fears that
the duo will not gel are unfounded and
stressed his belief that Spain will rise again following their 3-0 thrashing to the
Selecao in the Confederations Cup final. "Will Messi and Neymar work together?
The best player of all time alongside a
brilliant footballer? I’m sure they’ll work
together," he told the press. "Barca and Spain have got a lot of
longevity. It’s not unusual that Spain lost
[to Brazil], they had to at some point. Age
will always catch up with you at some
point but the national team have a bright
future. Spanish football coaches work very well with the youngsters and with the
talent there is out there, so I'm not
worried." Meanwhile, he believes Barcelona will
also continue to flourish. "Barca won 100 points last season, which
is a tremendous feat," the Spaniard said.
"[Johan] Cruyff’s philosophy lives on and
they still have marvellous players." Guardiola's return has roused interest
among those who wonder how will he
fare away from his familiar Camp Nou
setting and the 42-year-old trainer says
he feels refreshed after his break. "I was simply tired after four years of
coaching Barcelona," he added. "I hadn’t
rested, I needed a break. If I still needed
a break, I would be very far away from
the dugout. When asked why he chose the Bundesliga
to return to, he responded: "It was Bayern
that chose me, and I loved their players
and the German organisation." Guardiola's first competitive match in
charge will be on July 27 in the DFB-
Supercup against Borussia Dortmund.http://www.goal.com/...neymar-will-gel

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

My question: Paul Gascoigne was a great player for Newcastle United although I think he was at his best when playing for Spurs. But was he, or could he have been, as good as Messi? Your answer: No Brilliant

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