Pep Guardiola has said Barcelona and Real Madrid can make any team tremble.
“All the clubs have to know that when Real Madrid or Barcelona knock on the door, the other clubs must tremble, they will be a little bit in trouble,” Guardiola told reporters.
“Barcelona and Madrid are maybe the strongest and most powerful teams in terms of history and how good they are. That is normal and I understand completely.
“But on the same point, you just see the commitment from Raheem, every single day when he arrives. He’s never injured.
“His commitment in every game, offensively and defensively, so he’s one of the best players in the world and it’s normal that big clubs see his desire for the team.
“I don’t know if Madrid or Barcelona called his agent, [but] I don’t have any doubts about the commitment Raheem and the other ones have had from the first day to the last day.”
“My happiness. I’m looking for my happiness, that’s the only thing I’m looking for,” Guardiola said when asked if he would consider staying beyond the expiration of his current deal, which runs out at the end of next season.
“I’m working with exceptional players especially and I have the feeling that they follow us 100 per cent, knowing how it’s not easy working with us and with me, but I’m happy.
“That is the only reason why, when I move on always it’s because I am thinking I can be happier than the place that I was before. That is the only reason.
“We have got incredible owners and a good relationship, so I think it will not be a problem to understand both sides if we decide to stay three more years or stay in the time we are together.”