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Gattuso plumps for Atletico: "Pep has created a monster"
The Pisa coach joined Trapattoni in wading into Guardiola's high possession philosophy and hopes Atletico prevail. "What's wrong with Mourinho and Simeone's style of football?"
Gattuso believes that the style of football employed by Guardiola and Barça is doing harm to the Italian game. "For copying others, we have lost the defensive part of our football culture, but generally the coaches here are doing a good job", explained Gattuso, now a coach himself with Pisa. "Not all of our proposals during the past 50 years have been rubbish. What kind of football do Mourinho and Simeone advocate?".
The 38-year-old believes that the dip in level which is being noticed in Italian football is not down to a lack of talent but more down to working practices. "At the moment, our players spend 10 hours a week training, while in Holland they are playing for 10 hours a day [NB: Holland didn't qualify for EURO 2016]. Now we have other social phenomena like smartphones and Play Station but the same advances haven't been made in football", Gattuso lamented.
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