endrity wrote:It's the same problem over and over again. He doesn't play to win, he plays in order to satisfy his pride.
I have said this before, but he won too much too soon. I won't enter into the debate as to who was responsible for his success at Barca, him or the players. More likely is that they all played their part, and the chemistry is that unique blend which happens very rarely.
But it seems like he has convinced himself that he can do no wrong, that everything he touches can turn into gold. Last night was a match for Mourinho street brawl tactics. We were missing our key players, playing away. Every coach in the world tries to turn it into an ugly match, kill the game, and hopefully get a goal out of a corner or smth. What does Pep do? The complete opposite, he goes and plays a wide open game to convince the world that his tiki-taka is still the best style around. One can say that we lost only in the end, but one can also say that if it wasn't for Manu we should have been down within the first 15 minutes.
p.s you can also be very critical of his roster building, letting Gustavo and Kroos leave, taking Alonso in who I think is a walking corpse at this point, the insistence to play Lahm in midfield with Rafinha as a starting RB where neither is a truly elite player. Yes we were hampered yesterday, but long term decisions also forced us to turn up with a weak line up.
Bayernbazi wrote:Yesterday after the match I just couldn't get the images of hysterical Guardiola, watching Barca vs City barely over a month ago, out out of my mind.
Well at that time when I questioned if it is professional for Pep to act in such an outwardly manner in his public capacity as Bayern Coach without putting doubts in us, when Bayern eventually face Barca.
A lot over here were astonished that someone puts this into doubt, since he is a pro and it is unquestionable that he will do everything to win. But when one sees his persistence yesterday in repeatedly failed plans and his way too much adulation for Messi that one thinks that he set our team in self-destruct mode, that this makes me more angry. Someone even suggested that they wouldn't have been surprised had he been wearing a Messi T-shirt. Well this has indeed come to haunt us and watching this after yesterday makes me sick.
I still insist that if FC Bayern wants to maintain an aura of one of Europe's giants it should accept none of this.
endrity wrote:MoFattal, more than his personal legacy what worries me is the legacy he will leave at Bayern.
Any coach that takes over after him will need to do some serious squad rebuilding because right now this is not a very balanced team, despite the injuries. I said it in another thread which I can't find, but I think the way he has decimated our midfield is suicidal and it will take time to recover from.
I know nothing lasts forever in football, but the 2013 team had more than enough in the tank for at least one other CL win and yet we have been humiliated two years in a row mostly because of his player dealings and tactics
quaazi wrote:Food for thought.
tflags wrote:Yesterday wasn't Pep's worst. I think he got things wrong first, corrected later, but made a mistake of not playing the 1 0 securely. All things considered, they won because they had Messi. Apart from the first 15, not a single player had freedom to move around or create a killer pass.
But you guys want to win without wingers, with an aged midfield playing beyond their capacity and with a back four against the three most gifted people on this planet. Fine. I think Pep doesn't protect a bad result, he only knows how to make it worse. But he sure as hell didn't have the people to score yesterday either now did He?
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