Guillem Balagué has been a regular feature at Sky Sports for 16 years as a Spanish football pundit and reporter. He has written the biography of Pep Guardiola, ‘Another Way of Winning’ (nominated for book of the year in both the UK and Germany) and ‘A season on the brink’ on the Champions League final won dramatically in Istanbul. He is the UK correspondent of the Spanish newspaper AS and the biggest Spanish radio station, Cadena Ser, and also has a regular column in UEFA Champions magazine and Football 24/7.
Hi Guillem can you put light or your thought on the following issue: I think we have to start thinking about phasing out Xavi, I am afraid that would not be easy. We lost Thiago, when I saw him playing for Bayern, I felt sorry for Barca. I do not know if we can replace him with someone this matured. There are potentials out there in Oliver Torres and Barca should spend crazy amount of money if necessary should sell sergio roberto, Alex Song if necessary i order to finance that, any thoughts ??????????
I have another point, crazy it may sound: Messi could replace Xavi in few years. Recently we have seen him in a traditional no 10 position. We have a front man in Neymar. Besides he plays in that position for Argentina. As he ages, burst running or any recurrence of injury could force him to play in a traditional no 10 position. May be a crazy thought....
2 games = let's right an article about how the entire league has the 'wrong mentality'
Hows It going Guillem, I truely enjoy la liga analysis done by sky sports, but it seems to me that you guys are a bit byest when it comes to Messi and Cristiano, which make this show very contreversial..Opinions?
Hi Guillem..I am a big fan of you,Sky Sports, Bleacher Report..Your a legend!
Hey Guillem, really enjoy reading your articles,. Just want to know if your aware of any fallout between Messi and Pep.
hi guile absolutely love your articles. Can you tell me is there some breakdown in the relationship between messi and pep?
In today's article about Joe Hart you write:
"It’s carved in their DNA, after thousands of hours of practice."
This is a completely contradictory statement. DNA is something you're born with. To "have something in your DNA" is to say you were born that way, that you are naturally talented. This directly contradicts your follow-up that it comes after thousands of hours of practice. Achieving something after thousands of hours of practice implies that it was not, in fact, in your DNA and that hard work, not natural ability (DNA) is what got you to a certain point
Your a legend!
I love watching you on Sky Sports!