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Sammer: Guardiola Faces 'Difficult Decisions'
ESPN FC, July 15th, 2013 3:56PM

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Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer remarked that new coach Pep Guardiola faces “some difficult decisions” in its crowded midfield, with the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Gotze, Toni Kroos, Luiz Gustavo, Javi Martinez, Thomas Muller, and new signing Thiago Alcantara all vying for a place. The European Champion signed former Barcelona midfielder Alcantara on Sunday for around $32.6 million.

"If all players stay fit, we will have to make some difficult decisions," Sammer told Bild. Sammer pointed out that with a new coach, a new system, and two big summer signings, it might take time for the club to adapt to the changes. "If our path is positive but the results don't match, it shall not lead to us losing our heads," he said. "This will not happen! Even if there are difficulties we will prove we are on the same path."

Sammer added that he was impressed with Guardiola's first couple of weeks at Bayern, which has seen the Bavarian giant win all of its preseason games so far. "How he debates, how he presents himself. The obsession, this thirst for soccer is not to be topped," he said.

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