Guardiola's Barcelona the best ever, insists Koeman

The Feyenoord coach voices his admiration for the team who dominated Spain and Europe, singling out stars Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi for particular praise
Barcelona legend Ronald Koeman feels that Pep Guardiola's Blaugrana team, who won 14 trophies between 2008 and 2012, were arguably the most complete side of all time.

Koeman was an integral part of another legendary Barca team who won the first European Cup in the club's history in 1991-92 but argues that Guardiola's side were even better than the so-called 'dream team'.

"Guardiola's Barca was an improvement on our dream team," the current Feyenoord boss was quoted as saying by Marca.

"Pep's Barca consistently maintained their level of excellence. They always played well. We had very good games as well but had our highs and lows. Pep's team always played well.

"I have to admit that Guardiola's Barca played the most complete football I've ever seen.

"Much of the credit has to go to two or three players, [Lionel] Messi being the first. If you have Messi, [Andres] Iniesta and Xavi ... Messi decides a lot of matches by himself, like Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid."