.As Barcelona Battle Bayern In Champions League Wednesday Night –
As Josep Guardiola visits FC Barcelona for the first time with FC Bayern München, he warns his hosts: “They know how I think but they don’t know what my players think.”
“It’s wonderful to be back. I have lots of memories. Obviously it’s very special for me because I was at this club for many years. Now I am with Bayern and I am here for the match tomorrow. That’s my job and I have to do my best.
“This is a Champions League semi-final with two of the best teams in Europe. It won’t be easy but it wasn’t easy getting here. I am delighted to be here for this semi-final with a great chance to get to Berlin.
“I sat here for four years and this is my first time back. “I knew that if I coached big clubs there was a possibility of coming back”. I am not here for a testimonial but to do my job. I want us to play well here and in Munich”, the former Barcelona Coach said ahead of Wednesday’s match.
For Luis Enrique, Barcelona Coach, the match is a huge one for both teams.
“This is a huge tie against a real heavweight, but I feel positive. I know Pep and I know there could be surprises which could complicate matters. Over the season we have dealt with different problems and surprises our opponents have come up with.
“I feel that Bayern, since Guardiola became coach, have a slightly different style. He has maintained the positives and added his own touch. They are, without doubt, one of the best teams in Europe.
“We are not thinking in terms of beating Pep; we want to beat Bayern, one of Europe’s most famous clubs. I like the word ‘treble’, I love it, but we know it can go from three to zero”, he said.