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Capello: You can't copy Barcelona

Russia coach Fabio Capello says Barcelona's method of play cannot be copied.

The Italian says Barca's players allow them to play with style.

Capello told reporters: "Tactically the new benchmark is Barcelona, but if you try to copy the style it is a big mistake because you can only play that way with Barcelona players.

"But there are some aspects you can copy, the defensive style. When you lose the ball you go forward together to win back the ball quickly, never go back, never return to midfield.

"They lose the ball, they go forward. For me this is something new. But you need players with the talent of [Andres] Iniesta or [Lionel] Messi, because it is otherwise impossible to adapt this style of football."

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