Menotti: Martino not reinventing the wheel at Barcelona

The ex-Argentina boss has insisted that the reigning Spanish champions have not changed much since his compatriot took charge, and does not believe they are a predictable team
Former Barcelona coach Cesar Menotti has stressed that Gerardo Martino will not be planning a revolution at the Catalans, but will continue on the same path as former trainers Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova.

Much has been said about the Blaugrana's more direct approach since the arrival of Martino at the start of the season, but Menotti feels Barcelona have made little significant changes under the 50-year-old.

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"Tata isn’t trying to introduce a revolution. It’s about building concentration back up, keeping the philosophy going and not reinventing the wheel," he told Cadena SER.

"I think it would be madness to attempt to change a work of art like the one that Guardiola put together, but certain things have to be rebuilt.

"What Barca need to do is simply be themselves again."

Menotti then went on to dismiss suggestions that the Catalans have become too predictable in recent years and therefore need to change their style of play.

"Talent isn’t predictable. Let’s not confuse things. I really don’t like this talk of Barca being predictable," he continued.

"When I go to see [Spanish composer and guitarist] Paco de Lucia, I know what I’m going to see; but innovation can also exist within what is supposedly predictable."