Guardiola knows there's only one way to beat Barça
Bayern coach admits comeback is tough, but expects his team to seek victory as it has always done
After Bayern Munich's loss to Augsburg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, Pep Guardiola's post-game press conference revealed his feelings regarding his team heading into Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg: "We are the Bundesliga champions and we've had an extraordinary year, despite some difficulties. I've never had to solve everything based on courage alone nor have I ever told my players that we will have to be braver than our rivals," Guardiola said. "The only way we can make the final is by playing better than Barcelona and doing what we did in the second half [of the first leg]," he emphasised, before adding, "Above all, we have to be more aware of what our offensive duties are and, after the game, the result will speak for itself."
Pep Guardiola said that although the team played a man down for 77 minutes, it will be no excuse come Tuesday's clash with FC Barcelona. "In a Champions League semi-final there is no such thing as being tired. We played well, we had more chances, and we dominated the game but we couldn't score," he explained. "Here in Germany, just like against Barça, teams penalise you when you commit errors. On Tuesday our only desire will be to try until the very end," concluded Guardiola.