Guardiola got the starting XI wrong - Capello

Sun 30 May 2021 | 9:02

Fabio Capello believes Thomas Tuchel deserves credit for delivering Champions League victory for Chelsea, but he thinks Pep Guardiola’s starting XI was wrong. ‘John Stones can’t defend.’

Kai Havertz

was the only player who met the back of the net in the battle against



Manchester City

, giving the Blues their victory with the help of

Thomas Tuchel

, who joined them in January.

Chelsea owe Tuchel a great deal, because he showed that they had made the right investments and got the best out of these players that they spent a lot of money on,”

Fabio Capello

said on

Sky Sport Italia


“In my view, Guardiola got the starting XI wrong. Gundogan in front of the defence couldn’t act as a midfield filter. Stones is a player who can’t defend and Gundogan couldn’t provide a filter.

“The team looked far more balanced in the second half, but Manchester City gifted 45 minutes to Chelsea and could easily have been 2-0 down by the time they changed.”

It has been ten years since

Pep Guardiola

last delivered a Champions League triumph when he was in charge of Barcelona.


N’Golo Kante

’s performance, he added:

“I had cramp on his behalf after about 20 minutes. He was always there, one-against-one, clearing everything up. Looking also at the games that took Chelsea to the Final, Kante was decisive.”

source: SportMob

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