Bayern Munich manager preview of Barcelona clash
Pep Guardiola sat in the sit he used during 4 years when he was Barcelona manager. Now dressed with Bayern Munich's kit, facing a Champions League semifinal against his former team, Guardiola attended the media in his pre-match press conference. Pep admitted it won't be an easy match for him and his club, and he said Messi is unstoppable.
"It's incredible to come back here. I have got lots of memories and it's very special to be here".
"I've spent 30 years of my life here, but now I have come back as Bayern coach. I must give the best of me".
"It won't be easy. I am really happy to be here. It's a big challenge to reach the Berlin final".
"I sat here during 4 years. I knew sooner or later this could happen. The first time is always the first time".
Tribute? I am here to win
"I am not here for a tribute. I am here to reach the Champions League final with Bayern".
"It's not a normal match for me".
"I suspect that, in the way he is playing, he's unstoppable"
"There are very few defensive systems that can control talent. Barça is a very good team".
"Talent decides. Messi, Suarez, Neymar, They are in advantatge because they know the way I think".
"We need to score here. It will be impossible just to defend. We are an attacking team"
"I don't think the match tomorrow will end 0-0, but anything can happen".
"I had an idea. Then, after watching Barça matches, I changed my mind in some things, but the idea is the same".
Guardiola: "(Celebrate goals?) I don't know, but my respect for Barça won't be determined by the way I celebrate"
Guardiola: "If we had been complainig about injuries, we wouldn't have been German champions and we wouldn't be here. I've never complained"
Guardiola: "I don't know if it's the most difficult match of my career, but it's a big challenge"
"Thiago is really happy to come back here. We are both what we are because of what we lived here".