Mano: Barcelona have changed football
Brazil manager Mano Menezes believes that Barcelona have "changed the way others behave" with their tactical innovations in recent years.
Menezes, who has come in for heavy criticism in his time as manager of Brazil, is in awe of the Catalan side's tactical flexibility, but believes it is only possible with the group of players they possess.
"If you look at Barcelona, during recent years they’ve played every which way, using every tactical formation around," Menezes told FIFA.com.
"They did things that made you look and say to yourself: 'They can’t be doing that, it’s not tactically possible'.
"And, despite that, the team went on to achieve a great level of supremacy. That could only be possible with that squad, with those particular players.
"In football, winning teams always make a mark and have an influence over a given period. They go on to be hailed as examples to follow and, from that moment on, they change the way others behave."