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Danilo explains how Zidane and Guardiola compared

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Danilo of Manchester City in action during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium on January 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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The player had the honor of being coached by both great managers and also compared life in England and Spain.

Brazilian full-back Danilo played for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid from 2015 to 2017.

He appeared in 56 games with Los Blancos, scoring three times.

And during this time he enjoyed working with French manager Zinedine Zidane, while also lifting many trophies.

Now, Danilo is playing for Manchester City, where he’s played 52 games in two seasons, scoring four goals.

And he’s playing under the rules and tactics of Pep Guardiola, another great football coach.

“Of course, they are different,” Danilo compared managers according to Spanish media outlet Marca.

“They are top coaches and it’s impossible to compare them. I’m very happy to have worked with both of them.”

“Pep’s attention to detail is unparalleled and what Zidane achieved is incredible, so it’s difficult for me to say who’s better,” he continued.

“The English game is more physical and, if I can say, it’s more tactical.”

“By that, I mean that the teams try to win the games, so it’s different from Spain,” he added.

“I say it with respect because for me they are the two best leagues in the world.”

“The Champions League is an interesting trophy for us and we’ve had discussions about it,” he admitted.

“We are going to surprise the coach and win it sooner or later. We know that it’s not easy, but we have the quality and have to give it our best.”

Manchester City has a very difficult game tomorrow, as they visit German Bundesliga team Schalke in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 leg 1.