Guardiola proud of the team and fans
Pep Guardiola stated that he was proud of his FC Barcelona side after seeing them win the Trofeo Joan Gamper on Wednesday evening and was pleased to see Ronaldinho back at the club.
The Blaugrana boss highlighted his players’ attitude in the 1-1 draw against AC Milan. The
hosts won the cup on penalties and deserved it after the impressive performance that they produced
throughout the 90 minutes.
Ronaldinho was honoured by the fans for what he did during his time at Camp Nou and Guardiola
was pleased. “I am delighted with the fans, it was marvelous,” he said.
Dressing room visit
“Ronaldinho came into our dressing room before the game,”
Guardiola then revealed. “He was in great form and met many of his former team-mates. On the
pitch the people showed their devotion to him and I think he was pleased.”
On the game itself the coach continued: “I am happy with how we played against a good
team. We learned when we have to do when the opposition play on the counter-attack like they did.
We had a good few chances and I felt everyone played their part. I am pleased with how the game
went and that we won.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told the media that Guardiola has only talked to him twice in the past
six months, but the coach was unperturbed. “We have no communication problems,” the
trainer said. “For the good of the club it is better I do not say any more. There is always a
reason, but I am not going to explain it now. I am very communicative. I am not going to go into
the reasons. When the time is right I will give my opinion.”
Guardiola was then asked whether he feels Ibrahimovic will still be here
after the close of the transfer market. “If he is here after the August 31 then he will play
here,” he explained. “I will talk with him about things. The problem is not that we
have spoken twice. I have the duty to turn this round. I have no problem with Ibra in his work, but
the person always comes before the person. Probably this will be resolved by talking.”