puyi’s thoughts on the season so far, published on betfair’s website yesterday.  translation below:

The Catalan defender has analyzed the different aspects of the present Barca in an exclusive interview for the betting house Betfair.  He responded with humility about his achievements with Barca and La Selección.  About Mourinho, he said that he is a “very good coach”.

The captain of FC Barcelona, Carles Puyol,  reviews different points about football in an interview exclusively for Betfair, the biggest company for online betting in the world and the official betting partner of FC Barcelona.

The captain of Barca clearly conveys the humility that is transmitted in the cule locker room, and, despite being league leaders and four points ahead of Real Madrid, believes that their greatest rival is still close.  “This will be very long and will continue until the end,” he warns.

After the first round of La Liga, Puyol wants to highlight that one of the greatest achievements has been winning all their away fixtures.  “We have many points, many goals, some incredible numbers, but we are still close to Real Madrid and we must continue until the end.”

more after the jump

About his achievements, which include the World Cup with the national team, La Liga with Barca and the FIFA starting eleven, Puyol says that he cannot ask for more:  “I am very content with the season, very happy.  What we have to do is continue working to improve if possible, and if not then maintain this level.”

He also does not want to ignore the form of Real Madrid and their role in La Liga.  “We cannot say that we will be champions, I hope to fight until the end but both Madrid and Villarreal are good teams and it will not be easy.”  However, he does not discount the 5-0 in the month of November:  “It is always a joy to win against Madrid and even more with this result, but more than the result, for the game, for how the match went.  I believe that it was a very complete match, that we all came out very well.”

About Mourinho, he states the he is a very good coach.  “He has won many titles and I believe that the numbers speak for themselves.  When I was able to be with him, my first years in FC Barcelona, he was a good guy, good person and very good coach.”  About Cristiano Ronaldo, he thinks that “he is the most important player that Real Madrid has.”

here is the link to the article on betfair’s site:  http://apuestas.betfair.es/futbol/carles-puyol-habla-en-exclusiva-para-betfair-180111.html

cannot wait for part 2 🙂


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