Lothar Matthaus won seven Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich during his tenure with the Bavarian club in the 80’s and 90’s.
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One of the most legendary players in German history, Matthaus has spoken out against his former club following Bayern’s fourth straight defeat.
The 1990 World Cup champion believes the players have lost faith in their manager Pep Guardiola, which only adds to speculation that Pep will leave Bayern at the end of the season.
Speaking to Sky Deutschland:
Guardiola has already said that their season is over and he’s been rotating his team so much that he’s unsettling the team.
His team no longer has the stability they had for over eight months, enchanting football fans up and down Germany.
It seems the players are losing a bit of belief in the coach, and he hadn’t expected that.”
Despite already clinching the Bundesliga title for the third straight season, Bayern has seen a recent dip in form. The Bavarians have lost four matches in a row, including a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League after bowing out of the German cup to Dortmund on penalties.
Guardiola has a contract at Bayern until the end of the 2016 season, but with ongoing rumors that he could end up at Manchester City next year, having a legend such as Matthaus speaking out will only add fuel to the rumor fire.
Bayern will need a miracle of a result to upend Barcelona in the Champions League, with the Bundesliga title looking like the only trophy Guardiola will lift this season. By Bayern Munich’s standards, that is unacceptable.