Barcelona, Jan 29 (IANS) Barcelona forward Neymar on Friday said he admires the Catalan football club’s former coach Pep Guardiola and that he would love to play under him some day.
Neymar never had a chance to play under Guardiola at Barcelona as he arrived from Santos in 2013, a year after the Spaniard left the Catalan heavyweights. In 2013, Guardiola joined German giants Bayern Munich.
Guardiola, a few days back stated that he will leave Munich this summer and has expressed his desire to work in England.
“Guardiola is a guy that I really admire and who I would love to work with,” Neymar was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“It’s tough to say if I want to play in other countries. Nobody knows tomorrow, but I’m very happy where I am right now, at Barcelona.”
Neymar added he wants to play in his homeland Brazil and the United States later on in his career.
“I have the will to go back to Brazil some day and I also would like to play in the US– those two countries are where I want to play later on my career.”