Barcelona:The video that inspired the victory

Here’s a tactic that Alex Ferguson may need to add to his repertoire.Pep Guardiola showed this video to his team just before they went out to meet Man U at the Champion’s League final game.The rest is history. The film used images of Barca’s finest moments of the season – featuring every member of the squad – interspersed with clips from the Russell Crowe film Gladiator.It’s really good.

The film, which was made by Guardiola and Catalan journalist Santi Padro, was backed by the soundtrack from the Russell Crowe film before the final part had the Barca boys in tears.
With the last act of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot Opera at full volume, the following message was emblazoned across the screen while Guardiola stood motionless.
‘We are the centre of the pitch, we are precise, we are our effort, we are attackers who defend, we are defenders who attack, we are respected by our rivals, we are recognised by our rivals, we are every goal that we score, we are those who always look for our opponent’s goal, WE ARE ONE.’
Talk about motivational strategies.

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