Alves, who gained two Champions League titles at Camp Nou beneath Guardiola’s stewardship, made the remark within the new Barcelona movie ‘Take the Ball, Go the Ball’.
The fitting-back, now with Paris Saint-Germain after a season in Italy with Juventus, was one in all Guardiola’s key gamers throughout a extremely profitable period for the Catalan giants.
However, chatting with the media forward of Sunday’s derby day conflict with rivals Manchester United, Guardiola did not agree with Alves’ amusing evaluation.
And the Metropolis boss discovered time to launch an obvious dig at former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, having reportedly fallen out with the Swede throughout his time at Barca.
“I desire the intercourse by far,” Guardiola instructed reporters at his pre-match information convention to widespread mirth.
“I can see an enormous checklist that’s the reverse facet, a checklist the place they love me lots, and Dani is one in all them.
“However the different facet, in Sweden and different locations, they do not like me as a lot. Usually the individuals who do not play usually, they aren’t followers.
“We attempt to persuade them – generally sure, generally no.”