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Lothar Matthäus lays into Pep: "Ancelotti will not play poker"

"Ancelotti will instil confidence and his three Champions League wins as a coach with Milan and Real Madrid prove that," Matthäus said.

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It hasn’t taken long for Pep Guardiola’s former players at Bayern Munich to get stuck into their erstwhile manager. First Franck Ribéry broke ranks to accuse Guardiola of “lacking experience” and “talking too much”, then it was the turn of Dante, who accused the Manchester City manager of lacking a human touch.

"He wants to prove to opposition teams that he can reinvent football"

Now Germany and Bayern great Lothar Matthäus has criticized Guardiola’s tenure in Bavaria in an interview with Sport Bild: “With Guardiola I have always had the impression that he wants to prove to opposition teams that he can reinvent football. That will not happen under Carlo Ancelotti,” Matthäus, now a pundit, said.

"Ancelotti doesn't play poker"

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“The Italian will instil confidence and his three Champions League wins as a coach with Milan and Real Madrid prove that. He does not play poker, instead he plays the players who are best,” Matthäus added.

"Bayern favourites for Champions League"

The 55-year-old believes that Ancelotti’s uncomplicated approach to football will provide Bayern with further successes this season. “These little things make the difference in tight games, which is what caused Guardiola to lose all of his semi-finals. Bayern’s squad is smaller this season but it contains more quality. Bayern have to play Atlético in the group stage, who have Griezmann up their sleeve. But Bayern are slight favourites over the other teams to win the Champions League, above Real Madrid and Barcelona.”

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