As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Begiristain: Guardiola's Barcelona surprised us all

Barcelona sports chief Txiki Begiristain admits the first-half of the season has exceeded expectations. Begiristain said: "Barca is playing how we had planned. Obviously, the results have surprised us all, even though it was one thing that we could control.

"The main change in this story is the change of staff, coaches, headed by (Pep) Guardiola."

On the summer departures of Ronaldinho and Deco, Begiristain added: "We reacted, we made decisions, some involving very important and great players in the history of this club. We needed to start a new story, a story that has started well."

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free