Guardiola: I am not the best coach in the world

The Bayern coach remains modest irrespective of all the praise and has admitted that a crucial period awaits as the Bavarians dream of the treble

Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions that he is the best coach in the world as he feels the players are the ones making the difference in the end.

The Bayern Munich boss is widely regarded as one of the best tacticians in the game, yet he remains humble despite all the praise.

“I am not the best coach in the world,” Guardiola said at a press conference. “I am only here to help my players.

“I am very motivated and have a lot of faith in my players.”

Guardiola then went on to admit that a crucial period awaits Bayern as they aim to secure the treble this term.

“I am going through the most difficult period at Bayern since I got here,” the former Barcelona trainer stated. “These next few months are a huge challenge to me.

“April is a decisive month. Every game is like a final. The players must understand that we demand even more now. We are the ones to blame if we don’t win.”

The Catalan also had his say on Saturday’s Bundesluga encounter with Borussia Dortmund, insisting that expects a tight affair even though BVB currently sit 10th in the standings, 31 points behind his table-toppers.

“The game against Dortmund is still a Klassiker, regardless of their position in the table,” Guardiola added. “BVB have a great team.

“I expect them to play attacking football, but I want us to dominate. I think it will be a great game.”