Daily Debate: Does Pep Guardiola Deserve Criticism at Bayern Munich?

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Daily Debate: Does Pep Guardiola Deserve Criticism at Bayern Munich?
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Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola has come under fire for his style of play after the 1-0 defeat at Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday, as The Guardian reported.

Bayern dominated the first-leg tie at the Bernabeu, but a lack of a cutting edge means the Bundesliga champions find themselves chasing a single-goal deficit after Karim Benzema's winner.

The Allianz Arena club are still on course for the treble they achieved under Jupp Heynckes, but the lack of cjear-cut changes against Real has left a question mark over Guardiola's style of play, according to The Guardian article.

Bleacher Report world football writer Karl Matchett argued on Thursday that Guardiola is right to defend the need to control the game, but the lack of penetration is a concern.

But does Guardiola deserve any criticism aimed at him after a successful first season in charge of Bayern Munich?

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Would they have had the success they have had this season if Dortmund could actually have fielded half of a full strength team for any period this sea...
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Saying Bayern is made of inferior resources is a joke against Bayern and against the Barca they destroyed last year. What you mean to say is tiki taka...
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He has given them success so that's a positive but he's trying to implement a brand of football on a team that does not enjoy passing the ball so much...
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Guardiola isnt overrated, tiki taka is grossly overrated. And its been overrated since Barca used it to climb to the top of WF. There is nothing spect...
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The old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" Pep has completely ignored this law and continues to do so by playing Lahm at the CDM position when h...
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Were not as good as last year, but were still above everyone. We didn't go on the winning streak for nothing that only ended "weeks" ago. Surely we wo...
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