Former Spain coach, Vicente del Bosque, has compared Zinedine Zidane’s all-conquering Real Madrid team, to the Barcelona side managed by Pep Guardiola between 2008 and 2012.
Zidane’s team beat Manchester United 2-1 to win Tuesday’s UEFA Supercup in Skopje, meaning Madrid have won six trophies in the Frenchman’s 20 months in charge, including back-to-back Champions Leagues and the 2015/2016 La Liga title.
Madrid head into Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup first leg at Barcelona, with talk already around the Bernabeu of winning a “sextete” (six trophies) this season.
It would match the historic feat of Guardiola’s Barca in 2009.
“With Pep, Barca had an extraordinary period, with fantastic results,” Del Bosque told El Larguero radio show.
“But it is similar now. There are differences, as there are no two coaches the same, but they both get the most out of their players.
“Real Madrid have very good midfielders, people who work hard and have a lot of quality. Around them they have a very good team, in defence and attack. The facts show they are the best team in Europe. Madrid are playing very good football, and winning trophies. Since Zizou took over they are on an impressive path.”