Franck Ribery feels Pep Guardiola 'talks too much' for a simple game like Football
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has lambasted Pep Guardiola for not containing the ability to bring the best out of his players. Ribery said that the apparent incapability is because of his lack of coaching experience and the habit of complicating the simple game unnecessarily.
Furthermore, Ribery senses a renewed vigor and belief since the appointment of new manager Carlo Ancelotti. Speaking to the German magazine Kicker a few days earlier, he compared Pep Guardiola to the new and ideal manager, and thinks of Carlo Ancelotti as an awesome coach.
“Guardiola is a young coach with a lack of experience, sometimes he talked too much…football is very simple”, said Ribery.
Pep Guardiola served the German giants for three years and completed a hat-trick of Bundesliga titles. However, in every year of his term he failed to help Bayern Munich progress to the finals of the Champions League, losing out to Spanish teams Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the latest season.
On account of these losses, Ribery feels they could have been avoided with simple measures and there was no room for errors with the kind of team Guardiola had.
“You can’t commit errors in the semi-final of the Champions League. Thomas Müller didn’t play from the start and Jerome Boateng, having recovered from the injury he suffered, also wasn’t picked and had to watch the game from the stands,” he pointed out and criticised.
Nonetheless, water under the bridge and Ribery has also spoken about how good he now feels with the appointment of a three-time Champions League winning manager Carlo Ancelotti. Ribery added that he feels trusted by the manager (who had tried to sign him at his time in Chelsea) and that it would reflect in his performances.
Ribery told German magazine Kicker, "Ancelotti's an awesome coach.” The 33-year-old said he needs to feel the confidence of his coach "to play to my best".
"Under Ancelotti, I finally feel like I'm trusted again. He's an awesome coach, I need people like him or [former Bayern bosses] Jupp Heynckes and Ottmar Hitzfeld."
Franck Ribery was injured for much of the 2015-16 season but seems to be more than eager to make a comeback. However, he shall face stern competition for his place with Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman having proved they are no longer fledgling footballers.
Bayern Munich is currently in the US for their pre-season training at the International Champions Cup and will face the likes of Inter Milan and Real Madrid after having drawn 3-3 against AC Milan.