Barcelona's former captain talked about Berlin final and about the Blaugrana team in an interview at L'Equipe
Carles Puyol talked about Berlin final and about FC Barcelona in an interview at the French newspaper L'Equipe. He also praised Messi. Here you have his best statements:
Champions League final
"Barcelona are a true team with great players who work hard. They have a very good goalkeeper, solid defense, a midfield that has it all and front players who make the difference."
"I think Barcelona are favorites but in a final everything is balanced and all the small details count. The team transmits a lot of confidence but we must respect Juve ".
"For me, he is the best player ever. What I see in him can't be seen in anyone else. It is difficult to have an opinion on former players who I could not watched playing, but Leo has been the best for many years. He has extraordinary regularity. In addition he continues to improve."
"Before, he did extraordinary actions but now he is a complete player. If there are three defenders in front of him, he can annul them all as he did in the final of Copa del Rey. Or if it's not possible, he looks up and gives you an assist... I would also score goals with his assists. It is incredible".
FC Barcelona's evolution
"The idea is to always have the ball and develop good soccer. What is important is not just winning, but also how you win. With Guardiola I think we achieved excellence. We had recovered all concepts of old Barcelona and now it's the same thing but they also take advantage of the counterattacks. With the players in the forward, it would be foolish not to. I think the team has more options to damage the opponent."
"He is like my brother. Strong personality but very honest and discrete. We can see that the team is working. Managing a squad is not easy; we are selfish. When we don't play, we get angry."
"I have many offers and this surprises me. Some are to become assistant of great coaches or to be the defenders' coach, do speeches or even play again. But I know I couldn't be 100% and I don't want to risk."