Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola echoed the claims of AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who he managed last year at Barcelona. The Swede in an interview with Canal + said that the coach does not want the players to be bigger than him.
Ibrahimović spent one season in Barcelona – 2009/10. He played 46 matches for the Duma of Catalonia, scored 22 goals and scored 13 goals. During this period, he had trouble finding a common language with Guardiola, which he repeatedly emphasized in interviews and biographies. He did it once again in an interview with a French television channel.
– Will Guardiola be able to improve Erling Haaland even more? It depends on his ego. Whether he would let her be bigger than himself or not. He did not allow me and others. You can never be bigger than him said Ibra.
In a press conference ahead of his match with Fulham, Guardiola was asked about this statement.
– Ibrahimović is absolutely right. In this club, my ego is bigger than that of any player. I really have a big ego. I don’t like Haaland scoring three goals with all eyes on him. I tell him, “Don’t shoot too much or the papers won’t write anything about me!” Ibra knows me very well. Maybe write a new book The Spaniard scoffed.
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