Robben: Ancelotti Is Relaxed, Guardiola Is Not

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Arjen Robben talks about the differences between Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola, stating the latter acts like he’s possessed when it comes to football, while the former is more relaxed.

Guardiola left Bayern for Manchester City after three years in charge, with the former Madrid manager taking over.

And while Robben was trying to be careful in his comparison, he did say he prefers his current manager to Pep.

“You always have to be careful what you say when you compare two coaches. If you say one of them is great at one aspect, that does not mean the other is not good at it,” Robben told NOS.

“Pep is possessed when it comes to football, 24 hours per day. We went through a great development under him. We got even more variety into our game, playing different formations. We were very dominant.

“We have a bit more freedom under Ancelotti. And there are some small details at the same time. Maybe it is more one set formation.

“I had a great relationship with Pep. I liked his philosophy and the way he thinks about the game.

“But things are perfect with Ancelotti as well. He is very relaxed, the way he deals with the players. I have nothing but positive things to say about him.”



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