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Sammer's analysis

'All credit to Pep, his team and the players'

Matthias Sammer took questions from the media for almost 60 minutes in Riva on Wednesday lunchtime, “and now I've seen off the lot of you," the board director for sport joked. Naturally, was there, and has summarised Sammer's comprehensive analysis. The 45-year-old covered topics ranging from new coach Guardiola’s ideas through to the club’s up-and-coming juniors.

Matthias Sammer on…

…Pep Guardiola and his team’s working methods:
“The tradition of this team and Bayern is now exposed to Pep’s ideas. If we don't embrace that it would be negative. At the moment, he's passing on to the team the way he wants football to be played, full of emotion and with a very clear philosophy. Everyone's getting on with each other very, very well, and there's huge mutual respect, which is praiseworthy. All credit to Pep and his coaching staff, but also to the players, who appear hungry and insatiable despite all our success."

…possible changes to Bayern's tactics:
“I'm seeing nothing more than adjustments to the detail. Our players have so much quality and versatility. We shouldn't read too much into it, and we should keep our feet on the ground. Pep has his own identity. He's meticulous in explaining his ideas. I appreciate that and I regard it as positive."