. The point is that while Pep was in charge, most of the strong contributors to the team were from the academy.
if he goes to a team with quality players, what does it matter whether they came from an academy or elsewhere? he's inheriting those players regardless, so i don't see how their origin matters
now, if we're talking about this as a 20 year project? then ok i can see the importance. i don't see it that way, and his time at barca didn't give him the opportunity to display this, either
Without the academy, Barca AND Pep would not have the same amount of success.
let's assume he inherited the same barca team with the same resources, EXCEPT the kids in the academy
how much of a difference would that have made? busquets would have been a loss for sure. i think pedro's impact could have been replaced. thiago's as well