After ex-Man United defender Patrice Evra claimed that Pep Guardiola wants no players with strong personalities and hog all the control himself, the Man City gaffer responded and said: “I don’t want personality? Well. I don’t agree, Patrice!
“I don’t play. I need personalities and good players to play on the pitch, otherwise, we will not be. I didn’t read it or know [what he’s said]. I have had nice, incredible players in my past as a manager at Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and here. I could give a good list in terms of their personality and character.
“Most of them have won World Cups, European [Championships], Champions Leagues and leagues. Maybe Evra is right or maybe he’s doing a good quote to come back to Manchester United to work there. Maybe there’s a good chance now.”
“Good, Patrice — if we were together I would show you the personality and character of my players right now that we have, absolutely.”
Guardiola was criticized by Evra for allowing Man City to lose the Champions League semi-finals to Real Madrid despite being in control for the majority of it.
Pep has since jokingly claimed that maybe ‘he isn’t the one’ to help the Citizens win their first major European trophy anytime soon.