London: Spanish striker Nolito, who recently joined Manchester City, revealed that he prefers playing under coach Pep Guardiola than returning to his former football club, Barcelona.
"The truth is I enjoyed working with him in Barcelona even though it wasn't much time. It's a reason for me to come here but not the only one," Nolito, 29, was quoted as saying by the Guardian on Monday, recalling his time under Guardiola's helm in 2010-2011.
"I wish Barcelona all the best. I am very proud of Barcelona's interest, but now I am here and I think I made the best decision to come here," the Spanish forward added.
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Nolito expressed his happiness about playing in the Premier League, adding that he does not know yet what position he will play in, reports Efe.
"We haven't spoken about it. I will play wherever the manager wants me to play," he said.
Nolito moved to Manchester for four seasons for 18 million euros ($19.7 million), the release clause in his contract with Celta Vigo.