Giuly in fresh Barca swipe
Roma new-boy critical of former club
By Lucas Brown. Last Updated: September 19, 2007 5:01pm
Giuly: Critical of Barca
Ludovic Giuly has taken another swipe at Barcelona and Frank Rijkaard as he continues to settle into his new life in Serie A after joining Roma in the summer.
The former France international left Camp Nou in August and has chosen to use the media to attack the club where he spent three years and won two titles and the UEFA Champions League.
Rijkaard is the main focus of his outbursts and the diminutive winger has now hit out at the training routines that his former coach employs.
"With Roma the infrastructure is better, the training is more intense," Giuly told As.
"More care is taken over training and tactics, while at Barca there is more attention paid to technique."
Giuly was also not impressed with Rijkaard's laid-back attitude towards his players' behaviour and prefers the stricter regime in place at Roma under Luciano Spalletti.
"Spalletti is always in among the squad, from the first to the last second, while he (Rijkaard) puts the responsibility onto the players and gives them complete freedom," he said.
Barca were criticised last term after the players were able to decide when they trained and that led to president Joan Laporta installing a code of conduct at the club.