Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, has confessed he hates the term ‘tiki-taka’ which has been used to describe his style of play since his successful days with FC Barcelona.
Guardiola’s new book, Herr Pep, will be released in Spain on 4 September and gives many insights into the coach's daily routine as he allowed a journalist to follow him 200 days a year.
“I hate tiki-taka,” Isaac Luch, a German correspondent for the Catalan daily Ara, quotes Guardiola in his review of Herr Pep.
However, Guardiola explains he hates the term for being misused by the media and not for the style of play it stands for.
“Possession of the ball is only a tool with which to organise yourself and cause disorganisation in your opponent,” Guardiola continues.
“If there isn’t a sequence of 15 previous passes, a good transition between attack and defence is impossible. Impossible.”
The appetising review ends with a confession that Bayern’s Champions League exit against Real Madrid last season has clearly hurt Guardiola.
“The 4-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League is my biggest cock-up as a coach.”
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