12 Feb Guardiola desires Bayern vs. Barcelona: battle of six trophy-winners
Manchester Metropolis coach Pep Guardiola has challenged FIFA Membership World Cup winners Bayern Munich to take on his outdated Barcelona team from 2008-09 to find out which aspect is healthier.
Bayern beat Liga MX’s Tigres 1-0 on Thursday to change into world champions and cement themselves in historical past alongside Barca as the one membership to carry all six main obtainable trophies on supply on the similar time.
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Hansi Flick’s aspect gained the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League on the finish of final season, including the German Tremendous Cup, European Tremendous Cup and the Membership World Cup on this marketing campaign.
Guardiola’s Barca recorded the identical feat in 2009, albeit with the Spanish equivalents, changing into the one team on the time to ever maintain all six trophies and nonetheless — because of the coronavirus-affected schedule — the one aspect to win all six in the identical calendar 12 months.
“Congratulations to all of the Bayern household for his or her unbelievable success of profitable six titles,” Guardiola, who managed the German membership earlier than becoming a member of Metropolis in 2016, mentioned in a message on social media.
“I’m very proud. However I want to say to Hansi that you’re the second team to win six titles in a row. Earlier than it was one other team, it was Barcelona, so perhaps I can name [Lionel] Messi and firm and we are able to play for the seventh title. Inform me when and the place and we will likely be there!”
Messi scored the winner within the 2009 Membership World Cup remaining as Barca made historical past with a team that additionally included Thierry Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dani Alves.
Three members of that team are nonetheless at Camp Nou — Messi, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets — though many others have since retired.
Metropolis preserve hope of signing Messi and reuniting him with Guardiola when his contract expires in the summertime.
Sources have informed Football4cast that they’ll wait till March or April earlier than making their transfer after coming near signing him final August, just for Barca to refuse his request to depart.
Metropolis may go one higher than Bayern and Barca in principle, because of the further trophy on supply in England. They continue to be within the League Cup and the FA Cup this season and are high of the league.
As well as, they’re nonetheless within the Champions League, so may doubtlessly win a quadruple, with three extra trophies on supply subsequent season if that got here to move.