Astronouts call it PHA, or Potentially Hazardous Asteroid, but since the name sounds like a lemon scented deodorant, or a musical, we can comprehend why the writers of the infamous but great movie Armageadon, use a much more powerful
name to refer to it - The Total Destroyer . Whith both designations, we make reference to the same thing - an asteroid that when clashes with our planet, would cause total extintion of every form of life. Asta La Vista Baby!
One day prior of the start of the Rally of Clasico's, many are the speculations about how each team will measure out. Specially tomorrow's- With the league being almost Barcelona's, even with a negative result, and the Cup Final just 4 days away. There a numerous different opinions on how to play each clasico - Johan Cruyff made his clear this week"if its good enough to win 2 titles, you just need to win two matches", from this we can figure out that he recommends Pep to have a conservative strategy. He's saying that the Cup Final, and the second leg @ Camp Nou are priorities. Typical from Johan. The dutch possesses the winning gene. We are talking about a man who , won 4 leagues in 5 years in Ajax, denied renewing a contract at age 37. His president justified his actions " Cruyff is done with elite football" - and what did Johan do? Sign a contract with Feyenoord- the archirivals of his previous team, and made them champions of League and Cup, thats what I call being competive, brave, and experienced. It was Johan who taught his Dream Team in Barcelona, to not only play beautiful, but very effective.
He's recomendation to Pep makes sense, because apart from being a magnificent Manager, he always had a little point of cowardy, when it came to facing rivals Real Madrid. In spite of the titles won by that Super Barcelona team, and the feeling of domination over its rivals are huge, we can't remember any great matches vs Real Madrid in Bernabeu from Cruyff's Barcelona.. In this aspect, Guardiola notoriously surpasses the dutch- The catalunyan has been capable of tearing to pieces the mystique that surrounds of the white stadium(bernabeu). Xavi called it clearly last year - "I've been in this team many years, and something has notoriously changed:Now, we come to Bernabeu TO WIN". Precisely for that reason, Pep has to have in mind, that infront of his nose he has a historical opportunity, because if he doesn't give in, if he's brave, instead of conservative like Cruyff, if he's faithfull to his playing style, to the tiki-taka, if he thinks of today and not tomorrow, if against the best team of the XX century, the best team in the champions league this season, if against Casillas, Pepe, Sergio, Carvalho, Marcelo, Xabi, Khedira, Ozil, Adebayor, Kaka, Cristiano, Di Maria, Higuian, and the super-villain Mourinho, his team wins with authority all 4 clasico's that are coming up, and he ends the season lifting the cup in wembley, he will accomplish a feat never to be seen before, he would have turned this FC Barcelona, into a TOTAL DESTRUCTOR. Its an unlikely scenario, but if it occurs, Real Madrid would be reduced to a gigantic smoldering crater, from which life would take a while to sprout again. Its reasonable that Guardiola has proposed to himself to try it. Its the closest to his belief system as a Manager: "Don't speculate, lets be ourself, its a pleasure to play these games". Pep has no happy medium, and isn't a conformist.