Jose Mourinho turned Real Madrid into a long-ball team, says Xavi - football




Jose Mourinho turned Real Madrid into a long-ball team, says Xavi

Jose Mourinho turned Real Madrid into a long-ball team, says Xavi



Jose Mourinho during Manchester United’s wnter break in Dubai (Getty)
Jose Mourinho has been accused of turning Real Madrid into a long-ball team by Barcelona legend Xavi.
The Portuguese coach instructed his team to ?hit the ball direct over the top? during his three-year spell at the Bernabeu, says the World Cup winner. Xavi also believes some of the culture of playing long balls remains, despite Mourinho departing the Bernabeu nearly five years ago. ‘Mourinho’s Madrid hit the ball direct over the top, Xavi told El Pais. ?Mourinho told his players never to stop the ball, to play quickly, and then [Angel] Di Maria, Cristiano [Ronaldo] or [Karim] Benzema would break.… Read the full story

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