Speaking in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport this week, OGC Nice attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa moved to turn down the advances of Atletico Madrid.
“Atletico deserves respect, but they have a style that is not my own. It is a football that will not last. The essence of this sport is elsewhere. I belong to the school of Guardiola, of Bayern Munich, of Barcelona. Football, it is also love.”