Guardiola: I am sure Solari will understand why I ‘omitted’ Real Madrid

Pep Guardiola has taken another veiled swipe at Real Madrid, following comments earlier this week where he stated that Los Blancos were not the best side of the last decade.

The former Barcelona manager has always enjoyed a controversial relationship with Real, but his remarks irked current boss Santiago Solari, who responded that the Catalan had made a 'deliberate omission', by excluding Real.

Guardiola addressed these comments again during his Friday press conference ahead of Manchester City's clash with Chelsea, claiming that Real's success in Europe did not automatically elevate them to the top.

"Real Madrid supporters are upset with me as they believe the best team in Europe is Real Madrid. 

"Yes, Real have been the best side in Europe for the past decade. However they are not the best team of the decade when you count league titles, cup and other trophies.

'Juventus, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have won six or seven (leagues), whilst they won two."

His previous comments clearly caused a stir in the Spanish capital, and Guardiola responded with a tongue-in-cheek quip when asked about Solari's initial response.

"I'm pretty sure Solari will understand my answer better than it was first received.

"I'm pretty sure they (Real) are happy with me now."

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