Martino: Guardiola's Barca is the best ever
The Argentine has voiced his admiration for the Barcelona team of 2010-11, but has stressed it is unrealistic to expect similar results and dominant football
Gerardo Martino says it would be unfair to compare the current Barcelona to previous squads as he feels the team coached by Pep Guardiola in 2010-11 was arguably the best the game has ever seen.
The current Bayern Munich coach, Guardiola, guided Barca to the domestic title as well as the Champions League and Club World Cup glory in 2011.
And even though Martino is keen to reach the same level, he believes it would be unrealistic to expect similar performances from the Blaugrana this season.
"I hope we can find our best form soon, but we shouldn’t always compare ourselves to past Barca teams," Martino said at a press conference.
"As the coach I obviously would like to get closer to the form Barca had two years ago under Guardiola, that was the best team in the history of the sport.
"However, there can't be a best team in the history of football every year."
Barcelona currently sit first in La Liga with 31 points from 11 games, while they also top their Champions League section with seven points from three encounters in Group H.
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