Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said that he did not return to Camp Nou as a tribute, but to do his job.
"I am not here for a homage but to see Bayern through to the final," warned the Munich coach during his return to the Barcelona stadium's press room ahead of the first leg of the Champions League semifinal.
Guardiola stressed that he is convinced that on Wednesday, Barcelona fans will receive him respectfully, as they always have, but also that once the ball gets rolling, the stadium will treat him as the rival coach.
In any case, the Catalan coach has made no secret that playing the semifinals against Barcelona is something special for him.
Moreover, the Bayern coach praised Messi: "There is no defense that can stop Messi. It is impossible. There is not a system or coach to stop talent of Messi's magnitude. He is too good."