The official website for European football

Guardiola demands better from Barça

Published: Wednesday 24 February 2010, 0.14CET
Josep Guardiola was not surprised FC Barcelona had been stretched at VfB Stuttgart as the UEFA Champions League holders battled to a 1-1 last 16 first-leg draw in Germany. "Europe is very tough, very difficult and demanding," said the Barça coach. "We have to do better, play the way we are capable of, but don't forget that in European competition you are facing very good teams."
Published: Wednesday 24 February 2010, 0.14CET

Guardiola demands better from Barça

Josep Guardiola was not surprised FC Barcelona had been stretched at VfB Stuttgart as the UEFA Champions League holders battled to a 1-1 last 16 first-leg draw in Germany. "Europe is very tough, very difficult and demanding," said the Barça coach. "We have to do better, play the way we are capable of, but don't forget that in European competition you are facing very good teams."
Last updated: 24/02/10 0.17CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1453613.html#guardiola+demands+better+from+barca

UEFA.com features

Facing challenges and embracing change - Aleksander Čeferin
  • Facing challenges and embracing change - Aleksander Čeferin
  • Women's game in UEFA Direct spotlight
  • Discover UEFA's competitions
  • European legends join UEFA as football advisors
  • Zero tolerance for match-fixing
  • We’ve made some changes to the official UEFA site
  • Real Madrid's Germany hoodoo: four wins in 30
  • Great UEFA club competition two-legged comebacks
  • Greatest UEFA Champions League comebacks
  • Hope for Arsenal and Barça? Great comebacks
1 of 10