Football: Guardiola leads lacklustre Bayern into Europe
MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Pep Guardiola makes his Champions League debut as Bayern Munich coach at home to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday with the Bavarian giants underperforming, according to sports director Matthias Sammer.
Bayern earned a 2-0 win at home to Hanover 96 on Saturday to stay second in the Bundesliga, but Sammer was scathing at a perceived lack of effort from the European champions.
"We're playing lethargic football, we're just going through the motions, we have to get out of this comfort zone," fumed Sammer after the win left the champions second in the Bundesliga.
"The hype around Pep - which he can't do anything about - is there every day and we all find that so great that it has made us all a bit less responsible.