He's not wrong. The desire to copy Guardiola resulted in some awful sides with awful players as people misinterpreted his style or weren't good enough to copy it. The ability to play with the ball has always got to be in addition to the rest of someone's game, not as an alternative to it. There are a lot of good old school defenders out there who got badly affected by would-be Guardiola's - John Terry under Villas-Boas is a classic example. IMO it's a massive shame that "possession" was the main takeaway from Pep's Barcelona, it wasn't the feature that set them apart, there were plenty of possession dominant coaches around before 2008, LVG, Wenger etc.What Guardiola did was use the possession much more effectively, and marry it to very high intensity. If people had taken that away instead, we'd never have had to suffer some of the tripe that was served up in the following years as everyone tried to immitate them.