23 January 2012

[Ex-player] Belleti: "Our Barça was better than the current one"

European Champion and two leagues with Barça, the Brazilian full-back says that the set of Rijkaard was higher than Guardiola.

The Barcelona explayer Juliano Belletti has made ​​some recent statements for the Brazilian midfielder SporTV , which says that Barça where he played was higher than today. Current Barça of Guardiola accumulates prizes, holding and recognitions but, however, for the ex full-back azulgrana "Barça is at the moment in caeza of the world football, but ours was for above, mainly for the rivals to those that had to face.

In addition, Brazil is quite clear: "It's much more valuable as we did. We played against Real Madrid of Zidane, Figo and Ronaldo, Kaká of AC Milan, Liverpool or Chelsea Benitez of Mourinho." In the three years that remained in Barcelona player won two league titles (2004/2005 and 2005/2006), two Super Cups in Spain (2005 and 2006) and Champions (2006).

However, Belletti also praised his former teammates. Asked if Messi is better than Ronaldinho, had no doubts and defended the Brazilian: "Ronaldinho was very tough opponents, and Zidane and Figo. Now Messi is a much bigger team than it was Ronaldinho. If I had to choose between Ronaldinho and Messi at his best, I prefer the Gaucho "he said.

The Brazilian also acknowledged that at the tactical level, Guardiola's team is much better prepared than it was yours: "We played with a well defined outline, other than that Barça has at present. Now you do not know how they play, sometimes seem to play a 3-7 with three defenders and seven players to attack, "said Belletti finally.