Bayern Munich players overruled Pep Guardiola ’s strategies before a 4-0 loss to Real Madrid in 2014.
According to his former assistant Domenec Torrent in talks, and as reported by Goal, the players took things upon themselves to go toe to toe with Madrid.
Torrent, who was sitting that evening on the bench next to Guardiola, announced that some Bayern stars had ignored the instructions of their boss, which were given before the match.
The 57-year-old claims he’s not sure if they had taken Guardiola’s plan whether there would have been a better result: “Perhaps with Pep’s idea of more control we would still have lost 0-4, perhaps even 0-5.”
“The concept of Pep should have been something of a wait-and-see tactic, but key actors decided to move something quickly, more stormily,” Torrent told Kicker, adding, “When conceding goals, there were defensive behaviour errors, but there are always such errors.”