Pep ‘more convinced’ after Madrid loss

Pep Guardiola has said he is more certain in his philosophy after Bayern Munich lost 4-0 at home to Real Madrid.

The defeat sent Bayern out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage and capped a 5-0 aggregate routing, despite Bayern dominating possession over both legs.

Guardiola has spoken of the result at a Press conference and AS reports that the ex-Barca Coach dismissed the notion he needs to change his approach.

“After the defeat to Madrid I am even more convinced of my ideas,” he said.

“Why did we lose? Because in the first-half we didn’t play well.

“We had the ball. A Coach only has their own ideas and can’t train players with the ideas of others.

“My players will play in the future with my ideas.

“I know the 4-0 will always be in my head but I will keep trying to do what’s best for this club.”

Guardiola, who has also insisted Javi Martinez is staying at Bayern, added that if Bayern aren’t happy with his tenure, they should call for a change.

“After all, it is the club that must decide if the Coach with these ideas is what’s best for the team. It’s not my issue,” he argued.

“I don’t mind [criticism of his approach]. It’s not important. In football there is only one rule: win or don’t win.

“When we don’t win, it doesn’t help that [Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bayern chief executive] or [Matthias Sammer, Bayern’s sporting director] are convinced in me.

“If we lose, I’m at risk. This is a big club and you always have to win.

“When that doesn’t happen, maybe the club takes a different decision.”

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