Jerzy Dudek is one of the celebrated goalkeepers. He has played for Liverpool winning with them the Champions League in 2005. He also played for Real Madrid from 2007 to 2011. Recently, he published his autobiography in which he talks about Ronaldo, Messi, Raul, and Guardiola.
How were Ronaldo, Raul, Guardiola, and Messi on the pitch?
The Polish footballer talks about how Messi and Co. with Guardiola used to provoke their opposition. He said:
“He was very provocative, as were Barcelona and their manager Pep Guardiola. They were always ready to annoy you and many times they managed it perfectly.”
Adding further, he said:
“I have seen and listened to Messi saying very rude things to Pepe and Ramos that you can’t even think about. Imagine what can come out of the mouth of a person who seems so calm and nice.”
This was the time when Barcelona and Real Madrid were at their best. Their rivalry was the spotlight of La Liga and El Clasico the most popular football match. About his once-upon-a-time Real Madrid teammates Raul and Ronaldo, he said this:
“Raul was a very arrogant guy, but in general, he was normal. Cristiano, on the other hand, was very self-centred but very competitive. However, he is an absolutely normal guy, but I understand that he can be perceived differently from the outside.”
Controversial but true?
Dudek is known to give statements that have often been termed as honest. All these statements must be generating headlines. Also, it has brought the El Clasico rivalry back into the frame.
Next week, Real Madrid and Barcelona will reignite their ages-old rivalry. Nothing separates the teams except for goal difference. Whosoever wins this El Clasico will move to the top of the table.
This is also going to be special because, in this match, none of the characters mentioned by Dudek in his autobiography will take part.
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