Giovanni Trapattoni: “Guardiola has driven the issue of possession to the extremity. Bayern Munich scores every 27 minutes”.
The former trainer of Bayern Giovanni Trapattoni after a victory of Pep’s side over Benfica (1:0) has commented on the game style which was engrained to the team by Josep Guardiola.
“In my opinion, Bayern possesses the ball too long. Tick-tock, tick-tock, so-so-so. They play the ball 27 pays and only then hit the goal for the 1st time. It is not effective.
It is necessary to attack more vigorously. I am upset when halfbacks pass back staying 70 metres from the goal. It is too much carefulness as for me.
The Swedish trainer Niels Lidkholm worked three decades ago in Milan. He began with the idea of constant ball possession. But football is being played differently, it is necessary to strike and score. The idea about necessary ball possession is not new. However Pep has driven the issue to extremity “, – the Italian noticed.