Ibrahimovic repeats claims Barcelona exit was sparked by Guardiola...Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic maintains he was never given a chance to shine at Barcelona after being left to smoulder under tension with coach Pep Guardiola.
"At Barcelona I understood how football and things can change so fast... my problem was one man, the 'philosopher' [Guardiola]," he told 'Eurogoals' on Eurosport.it.
Ibrahimovic joined Milan from the Camp Nou last summer following a less than perfect season under Guardiola, the man he blames for things going wrong.
"I never had any problems with anyone, there is no one who can say I did something wrong. The first six months [at Camp Nou] were excellent," he added.
"But then something happened, even I don't know what. I am still waiting for answers.
"If you don't have someone to motivate you then you don't want to fight, this is why there are coaches.
"I would have killed for Jose Mourinho, for the motivation he gave me and for how he used to stimulate me. With the other [Guardiola] there was football, but a coach must adapt his play to suit the players, especially after spending €70 million on one."