Bayern Munich was & # 39; like the Wild West & # 39; in the years after Pep Guardiola left for Manchester City, Thomas Muller admits because he admits they could not control games in the same way
- Pep Guardiola was hugely successful during his time as leader of Bayern Munich
- After his departure, Thomas Muller said that it & # 39; like the Wild West & # 39; was because they lost discipline
- Muller says that working under Guardiola was mentally drained and exercise was the key
- Carlo Ancelotti was the man who was the now Man City boss at Allianz Arena would replace
Thomas Muller stands alive in Bayern Munich was like & # 39; the Wild West & # 39; after the exit of Pep Guardiola when the players lost the direction that the now manager of Manchester City had drilled.
] Guardiola is a renowned disciplinary team and has been successful at every club he manages, from Barcelona to Manchester City via Bayern.
During his time in the Bundesliga, the Bavarian won three straight Bundesliga titles, as well as two German cups and the UEFA Super Cup.
However, when he left and Carlo Ancelotti took over, Muller insists that it went south very quickly.
& # 39; For my game structure is super important & # 39 ;, he told The Athletic . & # 39; It must be timepiece. I see myself as a cog. I can throw my qualities and playing characteristics into the mix and I can help the team improve that way. I will never be a player who takes the ball outside his own box and goes past three men.
& # 39; If we manage to have stability, if we have control over the structure and the game, I find it easier to have a positive impact. We were unable to do that in the years following Pep. It was sometimes a bit Wild West.
& # 39; The check we stood for when FC Bayern was gone. There was a feeling that anything could happen. Perhaps that way it was more fun for the spectators. & # 39;
Guardiola is also known to spend only a few years in a club before taking a break to recharge his batteries due to the great stress that the rollers have.
That is also the case for the players, since Guardiola works extremely hard to ensure that his discipline is clear at every club.
2007–2008: Barcelona B
2013–2016: Bayern Munich
2016 – present: Manchester City
& # 39; To exercise the kind of dominance we usually had under Guardiola, you have to work extremely hard during the training, & Muller continued. That is the problem. It is incredibly tiring spiritually.
& # 39; You must repeat things – repeat, repeat, repeat, until they are second nature. It was normal for Pep to push his players so much. Other coaches have different ways of working.
& I understand why some people found our extreme dominance under Guardiola boring, but that kind of total control cannot be reproduced as a copy. You can't say: & # 39; They've learned all those things from Pep. They just have to keep playing like this. & # 39; That is not the problem. You have to work on it every day. & # 39;
Bayern is now being coached by Hansi Flick, who took over interim duties from Niko Kovac in early November.
During his time at the head of the club, Flick impressed with 14 wins from 17 games, bringing Bayern back to the top of the Bundesliga.