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Ibra Slams Guardiola, Again
AS, October 1st, 2013 12:53PM

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched another scathing attack on Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, who was the Paris Saint-Germain striker’s coach when the two were at Barcelona. In an interview with German weekly Der Spiegel, Ibrahimovic said: “He’s a great coach but as a person? He’s a coward, he’s not a man,” adding: “he’s got no balls.”

How so? The big Swede contends that Guardiola never told him why he was eventually dropped to the bench. “I was sacrificed for [Lionel] Messi but he didn’t have the decency to tell me to my face,” Ibrahimovic explained. While he doesn’t deny that Messi is a “brilliant player”, Ibra points out that at that point, he had scored more goals than the Argentine.

In the interview, the Sweden international also compares Jose Mourinho, his coach while at Inter Milan, to Guardiola: “I would have given my life for Mourinho; he is capable of handling all of the different personalities within a squad and he has always taken on difficult challenges, like he is now with Chelsea. But Guardiola avoids them. Why has he chosen Bayern Munich? Because it’s a team which functions well even if he’s not there. He’s a joined a team which is already complete and although he’s signed new players, they don’t need them.”

>Ibra also remarks on Real Madrid’s signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur over the summer for 100 million euros [$136 million]. “100 million for Bale? He’s not worth that amount. The whole system is sick. The contracts we sign are madness. No player is worth that amount of money."

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