Pep Guardiola: Atelitico Madrid is Different

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola coach of Barcelona respectful to Atletico Madrid under new coach Gregorio Manzano. According to him, this time is different from Atletico last season.

Pep Guardiola worry, Atletico would be a stumbling block for his team to pick three points at the Camp Nou on Sunday, September 25, 2011. Because, Atletico are currently in top form.

This was proven in the last two matches Atletico. Two clubs, Racing Santander and Sporting Gijon are equally seized with the score a landslide victory, 0-4.

Pep Guardiola confident, Atletico Madrid is currently performing a significant change under the new coach. "Playing with Atletico this season should be in a different way," said Guardiola.

"They played very well and organized, just as they were under Quique Flores, they play through the middle," said Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola also saw Atletico Madrid game showed remarkable improvements. This is evident, from four times the play has been able to collect seven points.

"They've scored many goals (eight) and conceded only one goal, while creating many chances. And I do not expect them to do this well," said Guardiola.

Before the game, Barcelona received the good news. Flagship defender Gerard Pique has reportedly can be lowered to face Atletico. Thus, the possibility Guardiola will re-use old formation, 4-3-3.

"If I lose three defenders, it is good to attack and will create many opportunities, but it's not good for the defense," Pep Guardiola explained.