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Schuster sick of defensive tactics

25 October 2012 14:50

Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster says he is tired of the negative tactics employed by teams who visit Barcelona in the Champions League.

After the Catalans' hard-fought 2-1 win over Celtic on Tuesday, Schuster said he is 'fed up' of seeing teams – most notably Chelsea last season – shut up shop when they visit Camp Nou.

"I'm fed up of seeing these type of matches," Schuster told ABC.

"There shouldn't be teams like (Celtic) in the Champions League.

"We saw it last year with Chelsea. It was a very bad example for football and it is regrettable that they became champions.

"You see Celtic defending with 10 and almost snatching a point, and that's not fair."

Schuster had his say on Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, with whom he worked at Real Madrid from 2007 until 2008.

"He's the type of player who gets injured quickly. But he's also very determined and always wants to return as soon as possible," he said.

"That's not always easy for a coach, because he puts a lot of pressure on you. I'm not surprised with his behaviour at Bayern. I experienced the same at Madrid."

The 52-year-old said he is unhappy with Real Madrid’s youth academy, claiming the club neglects academy players.

"The youth academy is a lie. When you are at Madrid there is so much pressure nobody remembers the youth team," Schuster said.

"There are certain games where you put them in because you know you are going to win easily. You are looking for other solutions, but not from the youth team.

"Real Madrid have to win. If you don't, you are not worth anything. It is best if you play well and win. (Fabio) Capello played badly and won. Few have done it and one of them was (Vicente) del Bosque. The rest just needed to win. What counts are titles."

Real Madrid were beaten 2-1 by Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday night's round of Champions League games.

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