LOTS ON HIS HANDS
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has a lot of his hands after taking over from Jupp Heynckes at the start of the season. The club managed to win all the three major trophies including the Champions league last season. As a result, Guardiola, who announced that he would become the Bayern manager in January, has to live up to the expectations right from the start. The former Barcelona manager comes to the German club after four extraordinary years with the Catalan club during which time he won more than 15 trophies.
Hence, there is a lot expected from the former Barcelona captain. Even though Bayern managed to win all the three major trophies last season, Guardiola has said that he thinks the team can be improved even further. Bayern had undoubtedly the best squad in Europe last season. They managed to win the Champions league for the fifth time in their history by beating archrivals Borussia Dortmund in the final at Wembley. The mix of young and experienced players in the squad was utilised to the fullest by Heynckes who employed a direct style football at times.
However, Guardiola managed teams tend to play their football on the ground. A major difference is expected to come in this regard.
“It was our first serious opponent and it was good, but I know it’s going to be hard at the beginning. We still need time. Some important players are still injured. Our system is not the most important thing. Pep is totally satisfied. Bayern always feel at home in Trentino. This is where we laid great foundations for the treble last season and it’s important to come back to such a place,” said Guardiola. The team is expected to dominate the domestic league, thus leaving them with the expectation of being the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles.