Santiago Solari has responded to Guardiola's failure to include Real Madrid in his 'teams of the decade'

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Real Madrid are widely considered the greatest football team in the history of the sport.

Los Blancos have won 13 Champions League trophies and 33 La Liga titles in their illustrious history, including two La Ligas, four Champions Leagues and two Copa Del Rey titles in the last decade.

The Spanish side have been suffering from post-Ronaldo fever as of late, with Madrid understandable struggling to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo who scored 450 goals in 438 games in an unprecedented nine-year spell with the club.

Madrid currently sit third in the La Liga table, five points off local rivals Atletico Madrid and ten points behind arch-rivals Barcelona.

Since Zinedine Zidane's shock departure, Santiago Solari - another former Madrid player - took the reigns and after a tough start seems to have slowly steadied the ship.

One man who Solari will have battled against whilst playing for Madrid is former Barcelona player and current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

The two played for their respective Clasico sides for two years together and both have stayed affiliated with the club after their playing days - Guardiola managed Barca from 2008 to 2012.

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The current Man City boss remained true to his Barcelona roots when asked, per Goal, who he thought had been the teams of the decade.

The 48-year-old made an obvious omission when revealing his list and Madrid boss Solari responded with authority, per AS.

It is clear that despite there no doubt being a level of respect between the two managers, there is also a simmering rivalry than get not be extinguished due to their respective club allegiances.

It can be said with confidence that Solari was not affected whatsoever by Guardiola's comments and silenced the debate immediately by calling Madrid, not the best of the decade, but the club of the century.


Who would you include in your list of teams of the decade? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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