The Barcelona Inheritance: The Evolution of Winning Soccer Tactics from Cruyff to Guardiola by Jonathan Wilson

Barcelona's style of play -- pressing and possessing -- is the single biggest influence on modern soccer. In The Barcelona Inheritance, Jonathan Wilson reveals how and why this came to pass, offering a deep analysis of the evolution of soccer tactics and style.

In the late 1990s, Johan Cruyff's Dream Team was disintegrating and the revolutionary manager had departed, but his style gave birth to a new generation of thinkers, including Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. Today, their teams are first and second in the Premier League, marking the latest installment in a rivalry that can be traced back twenty-five years.

The Barcelona Inheritance is a book about the tactics, the personalities, the friendships, and, in one case, an apocalyptic falling-out that continue to shape the game today.

Category:Sports, Soccer
Publisher:Bold Type Books (November 6, 2018)
Format:Paperback (352 pages)
Start Date:May 26, 2019
End Date:August 4, 2019
My Rating:9/10

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