Bayern Munich doctor reveals 'aggressive' Pep Guardiola wanted them to perform 'miracles'

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a man with low self-esteem, according to Bayern Munich doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt.

There was also an infamous incident in which Guardiola was caught sarcastically clapping Muller-Wohlfahrt after Mehdi Benatia sustained an injury during a game against Bayer Leverkusen.

"Guardiola didn't have any trust in me and my team", the German doctor wrote. On the one hand, he was totally uninterested in medical issues, but on the other hand, he demanded that we perform miracles.

All that, though, appears to be just the tip of the iceberg in a deep-running feud between doctor and coach.

In his new autobiography, which is being serialised by the German newspaper Bild, Muller-Wohlfahrt alleges he was "verbally attacked" by Guardiola and claims the current City manager was "upset every time a player had to come off with a muscle injury" at Bayern. The first two days were fine, but on the third day Guardiola came to me out of the blue. He said: 'What is going on here? I thought I was coming to one of the best medical departments in the world and we have two long-term injuries!'

Muller-Wohlfahrt explained he found himself yelling angrily at Guardiola as their relationship went downhill.

According to Muller-Wohlfahrt, Guardiola - the former Barcelona coach - had told him: "It can not be that injuries here last six weeks but in Spain only a fortnight".

'Guardiola was often portrayed in the media as an innovative, if not revolutionary, coach.

He points out that, under Guardiola's predecessor Jupp Heynckes, Bayern had fewer muscle injuries than most clubs in Europe, and claims that the Catalan's methods put his players at risk.

Bayern overturned the deficit in the second leg before falling short against Barcelona in the semi-finals, while Muller-Wohlfahrt is now back working with the club in a different capacity.

"He knew everything better: Five minutes warm-up had to be enough". It was never going to go well'.

He describes one argument in which Guardiola slammed his fist down on the table.

"For the first time in all these years I raised my voice".

"He saw me as someone to receive his orders, who he could turn to at all times". "He therefore seems to live in constant fear, not so much of defeat, but much more of the loss of power and authority".

'I think Guardiola is someone with weak self-confidence, who will do anything to disguise that from people.

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