This year it can be said that it's even stupid to not apply different tactics considering the injuries.Well last year he had no excuse. This year he can at least say they were missing two of their most important attacking players. Also that doesn't explain why they conceded 3 goals just why they didn't score any.
Oh and taking Müller of for Götze always strikes he like a really bad idea.
But well maybe he keeps hoping of a Götze repeat from the WC final.
What's bothering me the most is that we look destined to go out by a huge margin again. It just feels like the 2nd semi final in a row were we are getting outclassed in ways a truly great team (i.e. among the 4 or 5 best) just shouldn't.Nice kneejerk. He's had a successful year by any measure. Ran away with the league and made the CL semis, and probably went out to the eventual Champions.
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/may/02/bayern-munich-pep-guardiola-barcelonaBayern Munich are a walking infirmary. His best players have dropped one after the other. Victims of the way he works? Not exactly. There have been only six muscular injuries all season, less than half the average for elite teams, according to Uefa. It is not the training that has provoked this catastrophe, instead, misfortune has multiplied.
The majority of the injuries have been caused by clashes with opponents, bad challenges and tackles that have torn ligaments. It has been so bad that it is not just bodies that have been broken but records too. In every minute of the season, 25% of the squad has been unavailable, at least six players every day. Worse, Guardiola has been in charge for 677 days and not one of them has been injury-free.
They were there last season when the team were exposed by Madrid.And to you, where would that Heynckes team be without Robben and Ribery? You are not winning the champions league without your best players.
And that with having Mandzukic/Gomes as striker, and much worse defense. They were so organized, compact, and direct ala Atletico last year, but with better players.This. Its still a brilliant team, but that Bayern team under Heynckes was something else.
Most important point for me. These 3man midfields like today - Schweinsteiger, Lahm and Alonso - lack variety in an almost comical fashion sometimes. Yet Pep probably wouldn't play Martinez there if he had been fit all season anyway.That Martinez and Schweinstiger midfield was ridiculous tho. The balance with those two coupled with Robben and Ribery either side would even beat this Barca side.
How can you improve on a team that has won the treble?They were there last season when the team were exposed by Madrid.
Like I said its still a great team, but I believe he has tinkered with that team too much and I don't believe he has improved it.
The luck always leaves when Müller goes off the pitch. The other players seem to believe in that, too. Thomas was not amused when he got subbed... (I guess he hates to sit outside to watch his team go down - has happened too often)In fairness, a good chunk of his side tonight was missing. Robben and Ribery out is like Barca without Messi and Neymar. Alaba , Martinez and Badstuber are all starters also. I thought the did fine besides the last 15 and the first 15. In the last 15, the midfield was knackered. Lahm, Schweini and Alsono are all in their 30's. Good manager and a good game of football tonight. Should never take off Muller though, and I thought playing thiago quite wide tonight didn't work. He's probably their most creative player when Robben's out and he was nullified tonight.
Nobody ever gave me an explanation on why Lahm is supposedly so awesome in midfield, either...I just don't get Lahm as a midfielder. I understand that there have been injuries but it's something he's used even when he's had everyone fit.
He's just plain average in that position.