Evra said he doesn’t see any Manchester City player who loves Guardiola, adding that the Spaniard only won the Champions League during his time at Barcelona because he had Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and Lionel Messi in his squad.
Earlier this month, Guardiola took a swipe at Evra.
The City manager claimed that he did not see any personality on the pitch when his Barcelona side ‘destroyed’ Man United in the 2009 Champions League final.
However, Evra was not happy with Guardiola’s comments and has now hit back at the former Bayern Munich coach.
“I am not watching that much in the media, and then a friend sends me [Pep] Guardiola talking about ‘maybe Patrice Evra wants a job’ and then after ‘we destroyed them with Barcelona’. I was working for Amazon Prime and I just said playing under [Pep] Guardiola, when you have personality, it must be difficult, when you have an ego. I am talking about players when they played with him and they always say he has been a problem. What I said was nice, but now, if you want to go talk, I will talk,” Evra told Manchester Evening News on Saturday night.
“I don’t see any City player who loves him. He is a genius, but as a person, I don’t know him personally. I was surprised he even had time to answer to Patrice Evra, I am a retired player, I am doing my job. I was a little surprised. But for me, I am always happy, I don’t have any hate in my heart. But when people want to do some banter, I am ready for that. By the way, he won because he had Xavi, Iniesta, and [Lionel] Messi. Of course, you’re going to win the Champions League. But since he doesn’t have them, it has been a long time ago he won the Champions League.”