Benatia: I learn something new from Guardiola every day

The defender is enjoying life under the successful coach and believes Bayern have what it take to win both the Bundesliga and Champions League

Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia is delighted to be working with head coach Pep Guardiola, saying that he learns something new from the Spanish coach every day.

The 27-year-old joined Bayern from Roma ahead of the 2014-15 campaign and he has hailed Guardiola’s role in the progress he has made since his transfer.

“It is fascinating to work with Guardiola,” the defender said when answering questions from fans via the official Champions League Twitter account.

“Every day you learn something new. Many believe there is nothing more a Bayern player can learn but it’s not the case with a coach like him.

“It’s a great pleasure.”

The Morocco international then went on to discuss his side’s chances of winning silverware and he’s confident Bayern can make an impact both domestically and in Europe.

“We can certainly win the Champions League and the Bundesliga this season.

“We have to improve and believe in what we’re doing. The entire team are focused on achieving our objectives.”

Benatia also answered questions about his most difficult opponent so far in his career and the centre-back admitted that Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the one who troubled him the most.

“Ibrahimovic was my toughest opponent. He is the complete player who has caused me lots of trouble.

“He’s a great player who can create problems for any team.”