Manchester City star compares the Premier League and La Liga and gives his verdict on Pep and Zidane

Zinedine Zidane, Josep Guardiola
Zinedine Zidane, Josep Guardiola
Modified 20 Feb 2019

What's the story?

Former Real Madrid and current Manchester City full-back Danillo, who has played with both the legendary coaches Zinedine Zidane and Pep Guardiola, compared the two coaches in an interview.

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The 27-year-old Brazilian has won a plethora of trophies while playing under both Zinedine Zidane and Pep Guardiola.

Under the tutelage of Zidane, the former Real Madrid star won the Champions League twice. In 2017, he left the Spanish giants to play for Manchester City where he won the Premier League title under Guardiola.

Real Madrid were dealt a huge blow to their league title hopes as they were defeated 2-1 by Girona. Meanwhile, City sit on top of the Premier League table after their huge 6-0 win against Chelsea and progressed into the FA Cup with another comfortable victory.

The heart of the matter

In an interview, the Brazilian explained the key differences between the two managers and drew a comparison between La Liga and the English Premier League.

"Of course, they are different," Danilo said of Zidane and Guardiola to The Daily Mirror as quoted by Marca.
"They are top coaches and it's impossible to compare them. I'm very happy to have worked with both of them. Pep's attention to detail is unparalleled and what Zidane achieved is incredible, so it's difficult for me to say who's better.". he added.
When asked about the key difference in the Premier League and La liga, Danilo said, "The English game is more physical and, if I can say, it's more tactical. By that I mean that the teams try to win the games, so it's different from Spain."
"I say it with respect, because for me they are the two best leagues in the world.", the Brazilian right back concluded.

What's next?

Guardiola's City will face Schalke in the first leg of their last-16 fixture before turning their focus towards the Carabao Cup final where they will face Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Zidane is on a sabbatical but he is being linked with Premier League clubs. His former club Real Madrid will face Levante in the Liga before facing Barcelona twice.

Published 20 Feb 2019
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