Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola played down talk that English teams are not as robust as they when had been.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes Arsenal’s injury problems created it easier for his side in their five-1 Champions League win on Wednesday.
Bayern ran riot against the Gunners at the Allianz Arena and have been extensively praised for their display, with German media commenting that the Bavarians are at present playing in “a world of their personal.”
Nonetheless, speaking at a news conference prior to Bayern’s Bundesliga clash against Stuttgart on Saturday, Guardiola mentioned the display against Arsenal was not really a Champions League-winning performance.
“We played really, genuinely properly against Arsenal in the first 35 minutes,” said Guardiola, who once again refused to speak about his future. “That’s not adequate to win the Champions League.”
“We must not neglect that Arsenal fielded a side equivalent to that of ours last season,” Guardiola added, referring to Bayern’s struggles with injury towards the finish of final term.
The Bavarians had been with no important players such as Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and David Alaba as they crashed out of the Champions League and DFB Pokal semifinals.
“Arsenal had been without several injured players,” Guardiola mentioned, before operating via Arsene Wenger’s absentees.
Guardiola added: “We need to have to continue to operate difficult, we are nevertheless establishing. We need to have to pass the ball, and play the vertical ball at exactly the proper time. We have to continue to get much better. We need more control. We have to avoid the counter-attacks.”
Final Friday, Bayern dropped their very first points of the season in the Bundesliga with a – draw against an Eintracht Frankfurt side who defended deep in their own half.
Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side are next in action against Stuttgart.
Guardiola, however, expects things to be diverse for the game against Stuttgart on Saturday.
“We will see a excellent match tomorrow,” he said. “Each team attack and play attractive football. Stuttgart develop many probabilities.”
Stuttgart have produced 91 chances, just five fewer than Bayern, but only scored 17 ambitions to the Bavarians’ 33.
To assist cease Stuttgart, Guardiola could make use of Holger Badstuber once again, with the defender having returned to the squad from injury for the first time given that April.
“I like Badstuber,” Guardiola stated. “He’s got a wonderful top quality in his build-up play and he’s a wonderful personality.”
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