MUNICH (GERMANY) – Pep Guardiola already has a rightful place in the history of football for being the coach of one of the most beautiful and successful Barcelona ever. Guardiola revolutionized football with his "Tiki Taka" but when he arrived at Bayern Munich he wanted to do something that would have left everyone speechless …
Not even the most avid fan of the former Barcelona coach would have imagined that Guardiola would have wanted to field a goalkeeper in midfield. This was revealed by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the old glory of German football and Bayern Munich manager who prevented Guardiola from making Neuer play in midfield. His statements to the official magazine of Bayern Munich are reported by the Corriere dello Sport.
Neuer in midfield, Guardiola's idea: that's why Rumenigge said no.
“Manuel, with his great foot skills, revolutionized the role of the goalkeeper. I still remember how Guardiola , after winning a championship, had the idea of deploying Neuer in midfield for a game. I found it difficult to dissuade him, but someone could have seen this choice as an act of arrogance. But I am convinced that Manuel would have done well as a midfielder. "
We close the article, with the video from YouTube with the goal scored by Manuel Neuer during the Champions League final between his Bayern Munich and Chelsea. His goal from the spot proved to be useless because then the cup with the big ears was raised by the English thanks to an extraordinary Didier Drogba.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano