It is Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s 24th meeting, and some of their fights in El Clasico have reached extraordinary levels of tension.
What stood out in last season’s All or Nothing documentary was how Mourinho told his new squad what he almost instantly thought of them. ‘A very lovely bunch of people,’ he said. ‘You’ve got 90 minutes to be a bunch of…’
Only enough to say that Mourinho wanted his squad to be ugly. He tried to pick up on his combative attitude from his players and apply it on the pitch. He wanted their attitude to be cruel, brutal, violent. He wanted them to be addicted, obsessed with performance, to winning.
Source: Daily Mail