The Real Madrid manager said Guardiola left his club out of his picks for the Champions League title to provoke a reaction.
"Thank you so much, but I will be nice for the Madrid supporters, who are upset with me, who are saying the best team in Europe is Real Madrid," he said at his press conference.
"Because in the last three years they won and I think they are the best team by far in Europe in the last decade, and the best team is Real Madrid.
"I am pretty sure that Solari now understands my answer better. I am pretty sure they are happy now with me."