Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he was “very disappointed and sorry” about the dismissal of his friend Julien Lopetagi from Real Madrid.
The two were teammates in Barcelona between 1994 and 1997 and maintained good relations.
“I’d like to call him in the next few days. I’m very disappointed, but I know what football is, “said Pep Guardiola.
“I’m very sorry for Jules, because he’s my friend and an extraordinary person. We played together in Barcelona and we have excellent relationships, “Guardiola said.
“But that’s football. No one can escape that. When you have bad results, you can not go to places like Barcelona, Madrid, “added Pep Guardiola.
“Or you win well, or you will not have the chance to continue. In football and in life, you will have another chance. And Julien will have other possibilities and will show his qualities, as he did in Porto and the Spanish national team. I wish him all the best, “Guardiola said.