Dominguez: I can help Gladbach beat Guardiola

The Spanish defender triumphed over the coach when playing for Atletico Madrid and hopes to repeat the achievement in the Bundesliga in August

Alvaro Dominguez has suggested that his experiences playing in Spain mean that he can help Borussia Monchengladbach beat Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich.

The Spanish defender, 24, triumphed over the new Roten coach’s Barcelona side while playing for Atletico Madrid and he believes that he can repeat the feat in the Bundesliga this coming season.

“Yes, I know how to beat Pep. I beat Barcelona with Atletico when Guardiola was coach in 2011, two goals to one,” Dominguez told Bild.

“I hope that I’ll be able to do the same with Gladbach. We have the chance to win there.

However, the Spaniard recognised that there is a big difference between optimism and reality and that triumphing over Bayern would be a difficult task given their treble-winning achievements last season and the Catalan trainer in charge.

“Guardiola is simply a super coach. He has precise ideas about football,” he added. “He will change little things such as the nature of their defence pressing off the ball. This will make a Bayern a little stronger.”

Bayern will open the season against Dominguez and his Gladbach team-mates on August 9 at the Allianz Arena.

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