Register Login Scores

International

Pep: We got Lucky

Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola, says his side was lucky to get away with three points at VFB Stuttgart on Wednesday night.

The defending champions struggled in the first half and were deservedly chasing a 1-0 handicap. However, with a change of system and through an astonishing bicycle winner by Thiago Alcantara in the 94th minute, Bayern were able to turn the game in their favour.

Guardiola acknowledged that Stuttgart was a hard nut to crack and says his side were lucky to win the game.

“We played against one of the cleverest teams in Germany,” the Bayern manager said.

“They played very well in the first 30 minutes. They were more aggressive and won all the duels.

“In the second half, with Claudio Pizarro and Mario Mandzukic on the pitch, we started creating more chances.

“Yet, our organization wasn’t good. We let Stuttgart create many chances as well.

“In the end we were lucky with that fantastic goal from Thiago.”

The 2-1 extended Bayern’s unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to 43 games and increased the lead to second-placed Bayer Leverkusen to 13 points. But, despite this massive advantage, Guardiola calls for his players to stay calm, because they haven’t won anything yet.

“It was an incredible win. We are now 13 points ahead and have just started the second half of the season. That’s a lot of points,” Guardiola added.

“We have to stay mentally strong, because it’s not easy for us when everyone, including the media, says that we are going to be champions. The Bundesliga is over.

“Today again, we showed how every game in Germany is a tough one.

“We have to stay calm for the next five to six games in the Bundesliga, and especially for the ones in the Champions League.”

Bayern are next facing Eintrach Frankfurt on Sunday and are three weeks away from battling Arsenal in the Champions League.

Can the Bavarians repeat their triple success from last season?

Have your say in the comment section below.

*Heric Replaces Palmer At Chippa (PLEASE DON'T USE NOW - Needs Confirmation)

Lahm Praises Gotze and Thiago

Bayern's Thiago Suffers Injury Blow

Thiago Silva Signs PSG Extension

Pep: I Want Thiago

12 comments

Top 5

Chiefs 10 Youngest Goalscorers Revealed!

21 Aug 11, 2022 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Highest-Paid Players At PSG

4 Aug 16, 2022 07:25 PM in Ligue 1

Why Pirates Captain Was Substituted...

21 Aug 11, 2022 10:15 AM in Orlando Pirates

Most Successful Al Ahly Managers Since 2000

4 Aug 16, 2022 01:24 PM in African Football

Rulani: Vila Contributed To Downs’ Downfall

89 Aug 11, 2022 07:35 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Official: 2022 Ballon d'Or Nominees Announced

8 Aug 12, 2022 08:38 PM in Ballon d’Or

The 10 Highest-Paid Players At PSG

4 Aug 16, 2022 07:25 PM in Ligue 1

Most Successful Al Ahly Managers Since 2000

4 Aug 16, 2022 01:24 PM in African Football

Barca Transfer News: 10 Confirmed Exits

1 Aug 15, 2022 11:29 AM in LaLiga

Why Chiefs Target Fits Amakhosi's Immediate Criteria…

31 Aug 10, 2022 08:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Motsepe Launches CAF African Super League

14 Aug 10, 2022 02:30 PM in African Football

Downs & CT City CAF CL Opponents Revealed

39 Aug 09, 2022 05:24 PM in CAF Champions League

Ten Hag Explains Benni Appointment

10 Aug 01, 2022 10:20 AM in English Premier League

Reunion On The Cards For Top Keeper?

1 Aug 10, 2022 05:09 PM in Siyagobhoza