Ibrahimovic launches fresh attack on Guardiola over Barcelona days

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again attacked Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.
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PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again attacked Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.

The pair fell out during Ibra's abysmal one season with Barcelona.

"In my first days, I was told by Guardiola that Barcelona players do not drive fast cars; that they keep a low profile," Ibrahimovic told The Times.

"He wanted me to think of myself as just an ordinary guy but I am Zlatan: I like to be different, to be original. Guardiola couldn't cope with that.

"Every time I walked into the coffee room, he walked out. When he went past me in the corridor, he looked at the floor. He is not a man. He can be the best coach in the world but I don't care.

"One day, I exploded at him in the dressing room. Even then, he didn't speak to me."

On former Barca teammates Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, he was also scathing: "Don't get me wrong: I like Messi and Iniesta. What they can do with the ball is unbelievable, but they are so sensible, so quiet. They did exactly what they were told and never complained about anything."

 
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