Bayern stars losing faith in Guardiola, says Matthaus

The Bavarians have lost their last four games in all competitions and the Germany legend believes the players are beginning to run out of patience with their coach’s methods

Former Bayern Munich stalwart Lothar Matthaus believes the current crop of Allianz Arena stars are losing faith in coach Pep Guardiola’s methods.

The 44-year-old has led the Bavarians to back-to-back Bundesliga titles since arriving in Germany two years ago, but has failed to have the desired impact in the Champions League.

His side were beaten 5-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the semi-finals last term and face a similar fate 12 months on after losing 3-0 to Barcelona in the first leg of their last four tie last week.

On Sunday Bayern legend Franz Beckenbauer claimed Guardiola had paid the price for allowing Xherdan Shaqiri to leave the club in January and now Matthaus has added to his list of critics.

“Guardiola has already said that their season is over and he’s been rotating his team so much that he’s unsettling the team,” he told Sky Deutschland.

“His team no longer has the stability they had for over eight months, enchanting football fans up and down Germany.

 “It seems the players are losing a bit of belief in the coach, and he hadn’t expected that.”

In addition to their likely Champions League exit, Bayern crashed out of the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal to Borussia Dortmund on penalties and have lost their last four games in all competitions.