Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola has insisted that his work will be judged as incomplete if he fails to win the Champions league with the Bavarian outfit.
The coach who was speaking at a press conference ahead of tonight’s Champions league game inherited a team that won the champions league under Jupp Heynckes but has failed to win it with the Bavarian side despite getting to the semi-finals in all his seasons with the club “In three years we have got to three semi-finals, but I know that people say if I don’t win the Champions League my work won’t be complete”, Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference in Madrid on Tuesday evening.”But I’ve been very lucky to have experienced what I have in Germany. I think I am a better coach, a better person, more relaxed”.
“In football, you have to adapt and we will adapt to get the best result we can.We know all the teams are difficult and Atletico are no exception.You can compare them to Barca and Madrid – when they play against the big European clubs, they can confound the favourites.It will be a great game, complete and fun at the same time, and we will do all we can to get the final.it has been five years since I was involved against them, but from what I have seen and what people say, they defend well, though that’s not all they do,’ said Guardiola, who could welcome defender Jerome Boateng back after three months out with a groin problem.They’re extremely well organised, they’ve got a good structure defensively, they close space, they have a great counter-attack.They have been fighting for the league title for the last three or four seasons as well as in Europe, so you have to do almost everything very well against them.But we will have to see what we can do in order to hurt them”.
Simeone, though, has his team’s own sole focus. “We have to be thinking about one thing: winning,’ he said.”I am expecting a hard match against an opponent with a lot of attacking potential, against a coach who changes from game to game.We will try to take the game into our hands where and when we can”.The Atletico coach brushed off the supposed clash of styles.”Obviously we have a coach and players with different characteristics, but in wars, it isn’t the side with the most soldiers that wins, rather the side that uses its soldiers better,They are in the same position as us and to win the league you have to win games. I want my side to win, nothing more”.