I saw the ‘Pep Team’ play

This is an amazing article written by a fan. Here is my favorite part but do check out the whole thing here.

What strikes me, beside all the wonderful thank-yous and compliments one can shower both Pep Guardiola and his team with, is that what we have witnessed during the past three years – and are still seeing this year as well – is an everlasting football legacy which will be imprinted in world football history. It might sound simple at first, even silly, but I can’t stop having goosebumps every time I think about the idea. I might not have been able to see the greatest football players play, the likes of Pele, Di Stefano, Socrates, Cruyff and Maradona, nor have I witnessed the great teams play: the Real Madrid of Di Stefano, the Holland, Ajax and Barcelona of Cruyff, the Brazil of the 1982 World Cup, but yes I have seen the ‘Pep Team’ play – a team that will be made eternal with the passing of time. Guardiola’s mark has already been left on the world of football. He need not coach any other team in order to prove himself as a coach, nor repeat the same achievements he has already reaped. What has happened, and which some might not have become aware of – is that Guardiola has created a new era. One that, after it has passed, will be divided by the distinction between football before Guardiola’s Barça and after Guardiola’s Barça.


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