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Guardiola is no Mourinho, says AC MilanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s IbrahimoviÃ„â€¡
Sweden International claims Barcelona boss didn't motivate him during his time at Camp Nou
Former Barcelona striker Zlatan IbrahimoviÃ„â€¡ has launched a scathing attack on his old manager Pep Guardiola over his man management style.
The 29-year-old AC Milan forward, who is on loan at the Serie A club from Barcelona after having joined the Catalan Giants in 2009 from Inter Milan for Ã¢â€šÂ¬46m plus Samuel Eto’o, blames his former coach for his premature exit from Camp Nou.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“At Barcelona I understood how football and things can change so fast. My problem was one man, the Ã¢â‚¬ËœphilosopherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ [Guardiola],” he told Eurosport.
“I never had any problems with anyone, there is no one who can say I did something wrong. The first six months [at Camp Nou] were excellent.
“But then something happened, even I don’t know what. I am still waiting for answers. If you don’t have someone to motivate you then you don’t want to fight, this is why there are coaches.”
IbrahimoviÃ„â€¡ drew comparisons between Guardiola and his former boss at Inter JosÃƒÂ© Mourinho, who coached the Sweden international for one fruitful season in which he scored 29 goals in 46 appearances.
“I would have killed for JosÃƒÂ© Mourinho, for the motivation he gave me and for how he used to stimulate me,Ã¢â‚¬Â he continued.
“With the other [Guardiola] there was football, but a coach must adapt his play to suit the players, especially after spending Ã¢â€šÂ¬70m on one.”◀ The Sport Review homepageNext story ►
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