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Thomas Muller: “Guardiola Plans Everything Until 20 Metres in Front of the Goal”

Thomas Muller recalls his days in Bayern Munich when Pep Guardiola was the manager.

Thomas Muller, the attacking midfielder of Bayern Munich, opens up about his days working under the former manager Pep Guardiola.

The German professional mentioned that Pep is great and a talented team can cakewalk a league with the Catalan holding the reins. The 31-year-old Muller also claimed that Guardiola always had strategies to reach near the goal, but what to do next is up to the team.

Thomas Muller recalls his days with Pep Guardiola.

Thomas Muller recalls his days with Pep Guardiola.

Muller reported regarding Guardiola, “So, he plans and prepares everything until maybe 20 meters in front of the goal.”

Thomas Muller’s experience with Pep Guardiola

Pep took on the role of manager of Bayern after parting his ways from the Catalan giants Barcelona. He also needed to fill the shoes of Jupp Heynckes, who led the German giants to their treble in 2013. Therefore, Guardiola worked really hard with the Allianz Arena squad and not letting them at ease.

Pep Guardiola took over Bayern Munich from Jupp Heynckes in 2013.

Pep Guardiola took over Bayern Munich from Jupp Heynckes in 2013.

Muller said that Guardiola always had strategies to win a match, but after ten minutes into the match, he will have five more plans to take on the other team. Bayern’s Number 25 also recalled about Pep and said, “He watched the opponent and thinks ‘oh my first plan wasn’t good enough’ or ‘my first plan didn’t work’.

Muller also said during Pep’s time with the squad, they had players like him Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Mario Gomez, Mario Mandzukic, Mario Gotze, and Douglas Costa who could score goals, after reaching near the goal because of Guardiola’s plans.

Pep Guardiola with Thomas Muller and the rest of Bayern Munich squad.

Pep Guardiola with Thomas Muller and the rest of the Bayern Munich squad.

The German midfielder also doesn’t know what is going on with Manchester City, but usually, the Catalan manager’s squad wins the league.

Bayern’s ace footballer Muller added, “In the last two years, Liverpool have been amazing. But normally, a good team with Pep Guardiola wins the league, for sure.

“The way he prepares his teams, his team against smaller teams, he is the best.

“But when two top teams play against each other, the difference is not big enough to ignore random facts.”

Thomas Muller might face his former coach Pep Guardiola in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League if they can make way through the quarterfinals. Stern des Südens will face PSG in the UCL quarterfinals after facing the RB Leipzig on Saturday, April 3.

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