French-Moroccan footballer, Mehdi Benatia said Spanish manager Pep Guardiola maintains nothing more than a professional relationship with the players he manages.
Benatia 32, speaking on Radio Monte Carlo stated that the Manchester City boss doesn’t care about being friends with his players.
In his words, he said, “It’s my opinion that many share: Guardiola is someone who does not attach much importance to human relationships,’ Benatia told Radio Monte Carlo via Daily Mail.
“He says it is because he has been disappointed in the past.
“He said to me: “I bought you, I wanted you. You have this quality and the other quality. I need this, I will teach you this and that, you are here to do what I say, but we are not here to be friends.”‘
Speaking with an example, he explained where such situation where friendship is made It did led to conflicts, the difference in relationship that he shared with then Roma coach Rudi Garcia and Pep.
Speaking further, Benatia said, “I just left Rome with Rudi Garcia. We weren’t friends, but we had a great relationship,”
“The same with Francesco Guidolin in Udinese, but with Pep, no. He is the boss, he is the one who decides, he is the one who tells you how to play.
“I said to him spontaneously: ‘You bought me for 30 million, so I have quality. If you took me to change me, you have to look for someone else.’”
The Moroccan acknowledged and stressed that Guardiola the best in the business. He said, “He is perhaps the best tactician in the world,” he acknowledged.