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Chiellini – Guardiolismo has ruined many Italian defenders
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Chiellini – Guardiolismo has ruined many Italian defenders

Giorgio Chiellini has opined that Pep Guardiola has ruined many Italian defenders with his style of football. He claimed that defenders could now spread the ball effectively but have forgotten the basics that the role demands. READ: YANNICK BOLASIE TO RETURN TO FIRST TEAM TRAINING WITH EVERTON “Guardiolismo has ruined many Italian defenders a bit,” said Chiellini. "Now defenders know how to set the tone of play and they can spread the ball, but they don’t know how to mark. Unfortunately, that’s the way it is. “When I was young, we used to do drills to get a feel for the man you were making. Nowadays, from crosses, Italian defenders – and I can only really talk for Italian defenders, I am only relatively interested about foreign players – don’t mark their man. “It’s a great pity...