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Pep: "Playing like we did against Gladbach won't win us the title"

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2013 by Marca.com

Pep Guardiola has warned his players that they need to improve on their game in the opening match of the Bundesliga if they are to defend their title. "If we play at the level we did against Gladbach, we won't win the title. I'm sure we'll improve, but we need time. I have to find the perfect balance between attack and defence. If we don't manage that, there's only one person to blame: me," he ...Full Story »

Kirchhoff impressed by meticulous Guardiola

Posted Friday, August 16, 2013 by Fox Sports

Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff revealed that he has been impressed by the preparatory work done by Pep Guardiola in the latter's first couple of months in charge. Kirchhoff, 22, moved to Bayern from Mainz over the summer and is one of three new faces at the Allianz Arena. He came on a substitute in the DFB-Pokal match against Rehden as well as the side's Bundesliga season-opening 3-1 w...Full Story »

Bayern received 'immoral' bid for Ribery

Posted Friday, August 16, 2013 by Fox Sports

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that Franck Ribery had been the subject of a bid close to the €100 million mark in the past. Ribery has been nominated for the UEFA Best Player of the Year award alongside La Liga superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. There has been much debate over which player would take the top gong given by the association which is also...Full Story »

Hitzfeld calls for Derdiyok to move

Posted Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Fox Sports

Hoffenheim striker Eren Derdiyok has been advised by Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld to find a new club to boost his chances of playing for the national side. The 25-year-old signed from Bayer Leverkusen in May 2012 but has only made 13 appearances and scored one goal since his move, making it difficult to earn an international call-up. Hitzfeld hopes Derdiyok, whose current contract runs ...Full Story »

Di Santo completes Werder Bremen switch

Posted Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Fox Sports

Former Wigan striker Franco Di Santo has signed a three-year deal at Werder Bremen after passing a medical. The 24-year-old Argentina international, who became a free agent after leaving Wigan at the end of June, scored five goals in 35 appearances for the relegated Barclays Premier League club last season. Werder director of sport Thomas Eichin confirmed the frontman passed his medical at a...Full Story »

Aubameyang: Ronaldo is my role model

Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by Goal.com

The Gabon international says he idolised the Brazil legend and needs to adapt to playing more defensively in order to become a top-class player Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he seen Ronaldo as his role model whilst learning to play football. The €13 million summer signing from Saint-Etienne would have impressed the great Brazil No.9, by scoring a hat-trick on his d...Full Story »

Restless Guardiola's 71-minute touchline extravaganza

Posted Monday, August 12, 2013 by Marca.com

German tabloid 'Bild' devoted part of today's front cover to the 71 minutes of almost constant movement by Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola during his Bundesliga debut against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Guardiola was seen barking orders, celebrating goals and applying pressure – three snapshots of the manager on the touchline which represent his skills as a coach. According to th...Full Story »

Aubameyang, Dortmund's secret weapon

Posted Monday, August 12, 2013 by Marca.com

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Laval, France, 1989) is considered the fastest footballer on the planet. The Gabon striker is capable of running 30 metres in 3.7 seconds from scratch. That is eight hundredths of a second faster than Jamaican Usain Bolt ran when he beat the 100-metre world record in Berlin in 2009 (9.58). "He's the fastest player to play here", said Zorc, Borussia Dortmund Sporting...Full Story »

Guardiola gets winning start in Bundesliga

Posted Saturday, August 10, 2013 by Fox Sports

Pep Guardiola made a winning start to life as Bayern Munich coach as the defending Bundesliga champions opened with a 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach. Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic gave last season's treble winners a flying start, but an own goal from Dante gave a plucky Gladbach hope before half-time. Thomas Muller missed a penalty before David Alaba assumed spot-kick duties to sco...Full Story »

Guardiola: "I'm not the best coach in the world"

Posted Friday, August 09, 2013 by Marca.com

Ever humble, Pep Guardiola has played down his achievements in his fledgling managerial career, instead heaping praise on his former club, Barcelona, and the players he worked with there. With just a day to go before the Bundesliga gets underway, Pep faced the media at a press conference and was once again self-effacing with his words: "I'm not the best coach in the world. I just coached some...Full Story »

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