Zlatan Ibrahimovic Brand Guardiola ‘Most immature’ Coach, Expose How Pep Attempted to End His Career in Barca
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Brand Guardiola ‘Most immature’ Coach, Expose How Pep Attempted to End His Career in Barca. Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has come out to attack Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola, accusing him of attempting to end his (Ibrahimovic) career while in Barca.
Ibrahimovic revealed how Pep handled him along with Lionel Messi when they were together in Barcelona.
‘Guardiola is not a man,’ Ibrahimovic said.
Speaking during his interview with Sky Sport Italia, Ibrahimovic, said;
“I was at Barca for a reason.
“I’d scored a lot of goals in my first six months and we won two Super Cups. The first six months were perfect.
“I told Guardiola that he’d sacrificed the other players for Messi.
“After that, we changed system and tactics, and it wasn’t good for me, so the club told me to talk to Guardiola.
“And I told Guardiola that he’d sacrificed the other players for Messi. He told me he understood me.
“After that, he put me on the bench for the next game, the one after that and the one after that.
“And I thought, ‘he’s solved the problem very well I see!’ After that, he didn’t talk to me or even look at me.
“I’d walk into a room and he’d walk out. I’d go to meet him and he’d go somewhere else. I understood that there was something beyond football.
“But the problem was his, it was he who hadn’t solved the problem with me. I remember on my first day, he told me that the Barcelona players didn’t turn up to training in Ferraris or Porsches.
“He’d already judged me then, but if you don’t know a person then you can’t judge them. I had my experience with him, I don’t know about others.
“But I read the same thing had happened to Mario Mandzukic and Samuel Eto’o. He wasn’t the worst coach I’d worked under, but he was certainly the most immature because a man solves his problems.”
Ibrahimovic futher revealed how he was signed to play for FC Barcelona. According to him, he said;
“After one or two days, the two clubs met and after 20 minutes, everything was done,” he added to Sky Sport Italia [football-italia].
“Mino (Raiola) called me and we went there, it was all done, the contract was signed and the Press conference was ready.
“There were 70,000 people at the stadium, I felt an adrenaline rush and motivation that I wanted to play right away.”