Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola took a swipe at Real Madrid and Santiago Solaris, after the manager had said Real Madrid were the best team in the world, as opposed to Guardiola’s quotes in January.
Pep had revealed Bayern Munich, Juventus and Barcelona were the three best clubs, having consistently won titles, domestic cups and challenge on the European stages.
A statement which definitely didn’t go down too well with the Los Blancos supporters who cited Real Madrid’s Champions league feat in the past few years.
However, Guardiola reopened the old wounds, as he looked to clarify what he meant by his statement, after being accused of deliberately omitting Real Madrid in his choice list.
“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.” Guardiola said
“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.
“But Real Madrid not the best team of the decade when you count leagues and cups and the other ones, because Juventus, Barcelona and Bayern Munich won six or seven times and they [Madrid] won two.
“I am pretty sure that Solari now understands my answer better. I am pretty sure they are happy now with me.”
Both clubs however face stern tests in the weekend. Manchester City looking to square off with Chelsea, while Real Madrid travel to the Wanda Metripolitano to face City rivals Atletico Madrid.