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Guardiola tries to end Ibrahimovic row

SoccerNews in La Liga, Serie A 11 Sep 2010

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(GSM) – Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola has tried to put an end to his row with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The new Milan signing has criticised his former coach at Barcelona, claiming the two had not spoken in months and pejoratively dubbing his former coach “the philosopher.”

“I wish I was a philosopher, although by the tone in which he said it I know he didn’t mean it (as a compliment),” Guardiola said at a press conference.

Nevertheless, Guardiola claims he is happy with Ibra’s contribution in his time at the club.

“I am grateful for his hard work and his help in winning the five titles (Primera Division, World Club Cup, back-to-back Supercopas and the European Super Cup) – I don’t know if we would have done it without him,” he said.

“I understand, by what he has been saying and what his official spokesperson has said, that they were not happy working with me,” he added.

“But I was happy with them and I learnt a lot from him.”

Despite the prickly nature of Ibrahimovic’ departure and the barbed criticism he has been forced to endure from his former player, Guardiola wishes the striker well in Milan.

“I hope he finds his place at Milan. I hope he can win the league and get to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second time,” he said.

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