News from Spain: Patrice Evra says that Pep Guardiola can’t coach players with personality

Patrice Evra has criticised Pep Guardiola.

Evra, formerly of Manchester United, was speaking in the aftermath of Manchester Citys collapse against Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League last week.

Evra criticised Guardiola for micro-managing his players and failing to handle players with personality. Its something, Evra said, thats been the case throughout Guardiolas career.

Manchester City needs leaders but Guardiola doesnt want leaders, Evra said in comments carried by Marca. He doesnt want personality. Hes the leader.

Thats why when theyre in trouble they dont want to step up.They dont have anyone on the pitch to help them. He builds teams like that, he cant coach people with personality.

It was the same at Barcelona, he builds his teams to control everyone. When things go wrong hes the only one to decide. City have made a mistake, its the truth. Theyre traumatised. Theyre like [Paris Saint-Germain]. These are clubs based on money.

City had been winning the tie with Madrid heading into the final minute of the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu only for a brace from Rodrygo Goes to force the game into extra-time.

Then, in extra-time, Karim Benzema stepped up to score the penalty that earned Madrid their place in the final of Europes elite club competition in Paris against Liverpool and sent City home. Guardiola hasnt won the Champions League since back in 2011.

Evra, a left-back and former French international, enjoyed a long club career that saw him represent Marsala, Monza, Nice, Monaco, United, Juventus, Marseille and West Ham United.

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