May 25, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Bayern Munich player Mario Mandzukic (left) celebrates with teammates including Arjen Robben (middle) after scoring a goal against Borussia Dortmund in the second half during the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Pep Guardiola claims Bayern Munich can get better


Bayern Munich is off to a strong start this season. They have yet to be defeated in Bundesliga and sit atop the domestic table. They’ve also won all three games in UEFA Champions League group play so far. Bayern Munich is riding high after winning the Champions League tournament last year.

So clearly, Bayern Munich are the favorites to win it all again, especially if they can some how find a way to play better than they already are. Manager Pep Guardiola thinks there is plenty of room for Bayern to improve.

“We have to get better at set pieces. We often have many, many players in the middle and none on the sides,” Guardiola said, via ESPN FC. “We can always get better. It would be boring if everything was perfect now.”

The biggest controversy in Munich now is over Franck Ribery taking the penalty kick in this week’s game against Viktoria Plzen. Guardiola wanted Arjen Robben to take it, but he declined.

“I wanted Arjen to take the penalty. But the [the players] also can decide on their own. Franck took it, and scored. I like it when players have the courage and step up to take the penalty.”

“The whole team and the coach wanted Arjen to take the penalty. He did not want to, that’s okay,” Ribery added. “I think he was still a bit annoyed, but that’s not that bad”

Not a bad problem to have.

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