Pep Guardiola to ignore Bayern shape and focus on City

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Pep Guardiola isn’t weary of Thomas Tuchel Bayern Munich shape ahead of Champions League clash as he is focused on City.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola side will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter final.

Thomas Tuchel led his former side Chelsea to victory in the Champions League over Manchester City.

Tuchel has won two and lost one of his three games in charge of Bayern so far, but Guardiola insists he is more focused on his own side than anything his opponent may or may not have up his sleeve.

“Both are so creative with the shape of their formations and the shape they play,” Guardiola said when asked about the differences between Nagelsmann and Tuchel.

“We’ve seen the shape of Bayern Munich that Tuchel has played, but maybe tomorrow he’s going to do something new. Always we try to figure it out.

“They have quality in all departments. It would have been difficult with Nagelsmann and it will be difficult with Tuchel.

“But at the same time, I don’t pay much attention to them and try to focus on our team.”

Bayern have the benefit of playing the second leg in Munich next week but Guardiola, who won three consecutive Bundesliga titles during his time in charge of the German giants, dismissed any suggestion that Tuchel would come to the Etihad with a defensive game plan.

“Bayern is not a team built just to think it’s going to happen in the second leg,” said the City boss. “They will come here to win.

“From my experience when I was there, it doesn’t matter where you play – you have to be Bayern Munich and try to win.

“If they defend more than usual it’s because we are doing well, not because their approach is to come here and sit back.”


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