Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola hits out at dressing room mole: ‘It’s happened plenty of times over these past three years!’
Alleged details of rows that happened behind closed doors after the team’s Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid were leaked to the German media.
On Friday it was reported that Guardiola, who will join Manchester City this summer, vented anger at Bayern’s physios and medical department.
According to the Bild newspaper, he nearly came to blows with his physios, accusing them of taking too long to get his players fit again after injury and asking how Atletico managed to get Diego Godin back so quickly while he still has to cope without the likes of Arjen Robben.
When asked about the reported dispute at a press conference on Friday, Guardiola did not deny it had happened, saying that somebody is out to hurt him.
“Usually what happens inside the dressing room remains inside the dressing room,” he said.
“Whoever has spoken has done it to hit me. But I’m not here next season anyway so it’s not my problem, but Bayern’s.
“It’s happened plenty of times over these past three years.
“It’s normal for me to talk to my players and staff and give them my opinion, but there are people here who are talking because they want to hurt me.
“Maybe this person will still be here next season and clearly they haven’t realised that they are not damaging me, but the club and the team. I won’t be here, so it’s the club’s problem.”