Speaking with ESPN Guardiola says there was some he found too selfish to work with.
He explained, "At Barcelona I had much closer relationships with some players than with others because there are many players who think of the common good, and I feel much closer to this type of player than to those who only think 'me, me, me'. These, when we have to use them, we use them, and when we don't have to use them, we don't use them.
“Throughout the seasons, relationships with the players always leave scars, but also a lot of learning. You learn from everything. But the relationship between the coach and the players depends on them and not on the coach. There are players who deserve to have a close relationship and others a more distant relationship."