Guardiola recently identified Juventus as a strong financial force in the European game.
“Guardiola is stuck in his time at Brescia,” the 44-year-old responded. “He’s gone to a club with little money, hasn’t he…? It is better that people just look into their own homes.
“Compared to the big European clubs, we are playing catch up and we hope to reach them. Anyway, we’re ahead of schedule. When I arrived at Juventus the target was to win the Scudetto in the third season…
“Since I arrived, the gap between money spent on signings and money received from sales has been contained.
“In the year of our first Scudetto, eight starting players had come from two seventh place finishes. Arturo Vidal was signed for €9m, Napoli paid €18m for Gokhan Inler in the same summer.
“I don’t like hearing nonsense that we spend a lot of money.”