Guardiola: Not up to me to judge my Bayern record

Date published: Wednesday 4th May 2016 9:58

Pep Guardiola: Manager has had difficult relationship with press

Pep Guardiola says his record in charge of Bayern Munich is “is not up to me to decide” following the German club’s Champions League exit.

Bayern beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night but went out on away goals after a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their semi-final clash clash week.

Guardiola, who will take over as Manchester City boss in the summer, has now lost in four consecutive Champions League semi-finals, first with Barcelona in 2011-12 and then in each of his three years at Bayern.

Guardiola has been criticised for his perceived failure in Europe’s elite competition but is on the verge of a third straight Bundesliga title as his time in Germany draws to a close.

Responding to the criticism, Guardiola said after the Atletico game: “I have given my life for this team, I have fought and given my best. We haven’t reached a Champions League final, but I am proud of this team.

“We played the football we wanted to today and all that was missing was a goal. I am sorry for all the players. I am proud of my team. We played very well in Madrid and in the match here.

“We will still be sad tomorrow, but the day after, we’ll begin preparations for Ingolstadt.

“We did everything we could. We missed one more goal in the game today. That was all. It hurts, of course. Every time it hurts. But my track record in Munich is not up to me to decide.

“I was very happy here. I worked for the players, not for a track record.

“That is football. You can play better and still be eliminated I feel sorry for my players because they deserved the very best.”

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