Guardiola anxious over form

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has warned his players they have "no chance" of reaching a third successive UEFA Champions League final if they carry on playing the way they are.

Last Updated: 15/04/14 at 17:42 Post Comment

Pep Guardiola: The Bayern Munich boss is worried about his side's recent slu

Pep Guardiola: The Bayern Munich boss is worried about his side's recent slu

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Bayern, having clinched a second successive Bundesliga title in record time three weeks ago, are on a downward slide, winning just once in their last five league games including back-to-back defeats either side of their European quarter-final victory over Manchester United.

Guardiola, animated and anxious in his press conference ahead of their German Cup semi-final against Kaiserslautern on Wednesday, admitted his side are in a "dangerous situation" and need to recover quickly if they hope to match Real Madrid next week.

"If we play like we have done in the last three league games, we won't be reaching any finals," the 43-year-old said.

"We have to quickly find our form back. We're in a dangerous situation. If we play in Madrid like we have done recently then we have no chance.

"Sometimes a defeat helps to improve a team. But when the focus isn't there, then the head is slow and everything happens a slower.

"It's been the same training, the same system, the same players."

Bayern travel to the Spanish capital for the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday 23 April hoping to repeat last year's historic treble.

Guardiola is also sweating over the fitness of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer who was substituted at half-time during Saturday's defeat to Borussia Dortmund with a calf problem.

The former Barcelona boss said: "He could not train today but hopefully he will be able to play tomorrow."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Indian Super League: Ex-Juventus and Monaco striker David Trezeguet joins FC Pune City

World Cup winner David Trezeguet has been unveiled as the latest Indian Super League signing, joining FC Pune City.

Transfer news: Everton sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for £28m

Everton had to overcome a late paperwork scare to finalise the signature of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Transfer news: Stuttgart's Antonio Rudiger not thinking about interest

Stuttgart's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger says he is not thinking about the interest being shown in him from England.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property