Bayern München manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed claims of player unrest, saying the atmosphere in the team “is very good” ahead of their clash with TSG Hoffenheim on Sunday evening.
The Spaniard appeared to be annoyed when asked about Kicker report was published on Thursday, which quoted an unnamed player in the Bayern camp as saying the atmosphere in the team is “not good”.
Guardiola has an almost fully-fit squad at his disposal, barring the injured Jerome Boateng, and the mystery player also claimed, “If all are fit, it crashes.”
Commenting on the reported mole in the camp, Guardiola said: “If the player wants to speak, they should do it.
“I see it’s impossible to fight against it. I can live with it.
“Where is anonymous? Where does he play? Is he right-back? Centre-back? Does he play in the offense? I don’t know this anonymous player.”
This is the second time Guardiola has had to answer questions over a reported mole in the camp. In his first season at the club, Guardiola said: “It doesn’t matter who it is, heads will roll.
“I will sack this person. He will not play anymore as long as I am the coach.”
It seems the player in question was not ousted by Guardiola in the early stages of his Bayern tenure, and with the former Barcelona coach earlier this month confirming his intention to move to England at the end of the current campaign, reports of unrest within in the camp have resurfaced.
When pressed on the question of player unrest, Guardiola said: “Where is the problem? The atmosphere in the team is very, very good. Otherwise we would not have lost just one single game in Bundesliga.”