Friday, 10 November 2017

Guardiola's Style Has Ruined Defenders - Chiellini

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini thinks that Pep Guardiola's style of play is proving a huge problem for defenders.
"Guardiola-ism has kind of ruined Italian defenders... these days no-one knows how to mark. When I was young they used to teach us to 'feel the man' in order to mark a striker in the box," Chiellini said.  
"Nowadays on corners Italian defenders leave everyone unmarked, it's a shame as what used to be the essence of being an Italian defender is being lost.
"It is not true that there are not promising Italian defenders, look at Rugani, Caldara and Romagnoli who are three lads from the 1994 generation," Chiellini added.
"They still need to develop with international experience like I did but the truth is that when I was their age I had less experience. They will do well in the future."

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