Guillem Balague hosts Britannia Stadium book launch

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Guillem Balague The Britannia Stadium hosted Spanish football writer Guillem Balague at the launch of his biography on Pep Guardiola.

Stoke City’s Peter Crouch and Asmir Begovic joined the Spaniard to discuss Guardiola and how he turned Barcelona into one of the best teams in history.

Stoke was the latest leg of a UK tour for the La Liga expert and author of “Another Way of Winning”.

He spoke to a packed audience for over two hours, signed everyone’s books and posed for photos.

Crouch and Begovic also joined in discussions and shared their knowledge and experience of the game.

Balague spoke in depth about the transformation of Barcelona, Guardiola’s impact and what lies ahead for the journalist next.

At the start of the event, he chatted to journalism students from Staffordshire University to discuss football, the media and offered advice on breaking into the world of journalism.

He said: “I am fascinated that you know so much about Spanish football first of all, that you want to know so much about the workings of English clubs.

“But you are journalists.  You have got an opportunity to talk to somebody that is a journalist and see how I made it and what you can learn from it.”

The next tour stops for Balague are Birmingham and London.

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