05 May 2012

Maximum respect ahead of the derby

As is tradition, Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino participated in the traditional handshake between the two managers before the Catalan derby.

Guardiola and Pochettino met this Friday afternoon on the pitch of the Camp Nou before tomorrow’s derby. The managers came out onto the pitch to wish each other luck ahead of tomorrow’s match in the traditional handshake between the two men in front of the media. The two managers are the embodiment of the cordiality and respect that the two teams have for each other. In the pre-match press conference, Guardiola praised counterpart by saying that “Pochettino is doing a great job at Espanyol.” (via FCBarcelona.com)