‘Pep-Heynckes comparisons disrespectful’

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque believes it is ‘disrespectful’ to compare Pep Guardiola with former Bayern Munich Coach Jupp Heynckes.

The Bavarian giants won an unprecedented Treble last season under Heynckes, but are currently cruising the Bundesliga under Guardiola, having already won the European Sup Cup and the Club World Championships.

The Roja tactician however, doesn’t like to compare Coaches.

“I find these comparisons disrespectful," he told Bild. "What does it bring them? Jupp and Pep are great Coaches. 

“The Bayern of Jupp won everything and they loved him. But what Pep can and could do in every game proves not to be enough. But I'm a fan of both of them.”

The German outfit beat Arsenal 2-0 in their Champions League Last 16 first leg on Wednesday, and Del Bosque reckons only the three Spanish teams can stop them retaining the title.

“They play wonderfully. The game in London was once again a tactical feat.

“The [Wojciech Szczesny] sending off of course dealt them the cards, but we saw the class within the team and of course the coach," he continued.

“[They are] a big favourite, of course. They are the main competitor for the three Spanish teams. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico [Madrid] are in good phases and are difficult for any opponent.

“But Bayern are a very, very great team, without a doubt. It's really fun to watch them.”

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