Pep Guardiola: Bayern lack a Messi or Ronaldo

Pep Guardiola: Bayern lack a Messi or Ronaldo


Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says his team lacks a true global superstar such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi despite his side being on the verge of winning the Bundesliga.

The Bavarian outfit defeated Schalke 3-0 on Saturday to move closer to the title, while they are also in the semi-final of the Champions League once more where they will face Atletico de Madrid.

The Allianz Arena side boats plenty of firepower already – one-tie Real Madrid target Robert Lewandowski has netted 38 times in 44 games while Thomas Muller has found the net 29 goals in 42 matches.

Messi and Ronaldo, however, have taken goalscoring to another level n recent years. The Real Madrid man has 47 goals to his name already this campaign and has scored 30 or more league goals for six consecutive seasons. Messi missed a large chunk of this campaign through injury but Guardiola was his manager in 2012 when he scored 91 goals in the calendar year – a feat never seen before.

Speaking about Bayern, Guardiola stated: “I am not satisfied with our game. In the first half we were not on the pitch. I’m sorry for our fans! You come to see 90 minutes full throttle. We have no player who scores 50, 60 goals like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. It is about the attitude to run and run.”