Definitely, Lothar Matthaus has a grudge against Pep Guardiola. After declaring a few days ago that the Catalan has only failed since he moved to the Manchester City bench, the 1990 Ballon d’Or still allowed itself to tackle the former Barça coach. A criticism formulated indirectly in an interview with Sport Bild, while dissecting the work of Lucien Favre at Borussia Dortmund. “Not having started Sancho and Emre Can in a high-level game like the one against Bayern was detrimental in the 1-0 defeat in the second leg. It reminds me of Pep Guardiola’s mistake in the Champions League against Lyon when he put Kevin De Bruyne on the right side instead of his usual position “.
Matthaus himself had been a coach between 2001 and 2011, but he hardly left a mark in this role. In any case, much less than as a player. He notably directed the national teams of Hungary and Bulgaria. Despite his immense experience at the highest level, he has never been hired by a Bundesliga club. To distill the criticism, the current Sky Germany consultant is therefore rather poorly placed.