Munich boss Heyneckes refuses help from former Barca boss Guardiola
Bayern Munich extended their winning streak to 20 games in the Bundesliga with a 4-0 win over Nurnberg after claiming the league title last weekend. Bayern Munich is in deadly form and that’s perhaps the reason why manager Jupp Heyneckes has rejected Pep Guardiola’s help to defeat Barcelona in the semifinals of the Champions League.
In an interview to Sky, Jupp Heynckes refused to accept help from the former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola as Bayern Munich prepare to defeat the Catalans at home in April 23. Jupp Heynckes claims this is a task for the current Bayern Munich team and they were capable of achieving it.
Jupp Heynckes further said that even if Pep Guardiola did offer his support he was sure it wouldn’t be of much help as he already knew “everything about Barca”. Bayern Munich’s ruthless campaign in Bundesliga is proof of Jupp Heynckes success at the club, but in the Champions League the Allianz Arena boss has been slightly unlucky.
Pep Guardiola, who managed Barcelona for four years, will end his sabbatical this summer when he inherits Bayern Munich from Jupp Heynckes. The former Barcelona player and manager, Pep Guardiola hasn’t offered help to Jupp Heynckes, a scenario which is expected to remain the same due to the Spaniard’s long-term association with the Catalans.
“Pep Guardiola wouldn't do us any favours out of respect for his former club,” Jupp Heynckes told Sky. “We have a great scouting department, I have two scouts who make me a detailed work-up of every opponent. Moreover, I know everything about Barca.”
Bayern Munich fired a warning signal towards Barcelona by letting their second-string team hammer Nurnberg to a 4-0 defeat. Jupp Heynckes was full of praise for his squad as he asked them to remain on their toes till the end of the season.
“The first half was outstanding. We played well and showed great movement. It was great,” Jupp Heynckes continued. If I said that it was expected, I'd be exaggerating. But that reflects the inner workings of the team. This is Bayern Munich. Everyone wants to contribute to the success. “Every player can play with us at any time.”