Former Germany all-embracing Hans-Peter Briegel abhorrent accepted Manchester City administrator Pep Guardiola for the all-embracing struggles of Die Mannschaft, adage his approach at Bayern Munich accept broke German players’ mentalities.
Guardiola accomplished Bayern from 2013 to 2016 and had amazing success in the Bundesliga, acceptable three beeline titles. The civic aggregation endured a bad 2018 campaign, however, finishing aftermost in their groups at the Apple Cup and Nations League, and Briegel told Repubblica (h/t Goal’s Michael Plant) the Spaniard is to blame:
“A actual simple assumption has able our mind: that in football the aftereffect is added important than the ascendancy of the game.
“Since Guardiola accustomed at Bayern Munich, article has changed. We had the apparition that 75% of ascendancy was bare to win. But accepting ascendancy of the brawl is not abundant to get a result, not consistently at least.
“Recent history, and additionally with the apple champions France, has apparent that you can additionally win by abrogation the brawl to the opponents and accepting beneath than 50 percent of possession.”
Guardiola brought his intricate possession-based approach with him back he accustomed in Bavaria, axis the Bundesliga giants into a aggregation that prioritises passing.
The Germany civic aggregation has continued leaned heavily on Bayern and included seven players from the champions for the Apple Cup. Only one added club had assorted players alleged up, as Paris Saint-Germain beatific two representatives.
The Apple Cup bound angry into an embarrassment for the arresting champions, culminating in a group-stage avenue afterwards a defeat adjoin South Korea:
According to Plant, Die Mannschaft had 74 per cent ascendancy in that match, their accomplished amount in six aggressive matches this year.
Since again things accept not improved. Germany accept bootless to win any of their Nations League matches and are already assured assignment with one accoutrement still to go. They’ll face the Netherlands on Monday.
It’s account pointing out the civic team’s accelerate started afterwards Guardiola larboard the Bundesliga and that the Germans congenital their 2014 Apple Cup-winning aggregation about a amount of Bayern (seven) and Borussia Dortmund (four) players. Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm were amid the top standouts in that tournament.
Kaiserslautern fable Briegel was a approved for West Germany in the 1980s, acceptable a European Championship with the ancillary and extensive the final in anniversary of the 1982 and 1986 Apple Cups.
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