Pep Guardiola Proud Of Barcelona's Record-Equalling Run In La Liga

Posted by admin on Sunday, 30 January 2011

Pep Guardiola is honoured to have led Barcelona to 15 wins in a row in the league.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has expressed his pride after his team defeated Hercules 3-0 in the Spanish Primera Division on Saturday evening to equal the Liga record of 15 successive victories.

The record was set by the Blaugrana's arch-rivals Real Madrid in 1960-61 and Guardiola is happy to have matched them.

"It is a tremendous honour to win 15 consecutive league games and equal the record of [Alfredo] di Stefano's Real Madrid side," said Guardiola, according to

"I am sure that some team will beat the record but nobody has managed to do it in 50 years. We are proud. If 50 years have passed, it shows how difficult it is."

Guardiola also praised Lionel Messi, who scored twice against Hercules, enthusing: "He has scored 164 goals at the age of 23 and is fourth in Barcelona's all-time scorers' list, but if he continues like this he is going to break all the records."