09 aug 10:17
'I'm not some super-trainer' - Guardiola plays down Bayern expectations
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has attempted to dampen expectations ahead of his first season at the club.
The German side won the Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal last season, losing just three games in all competitions under the guidance of Jupp Heynckes.
Guardiola himself enjoyed remarkable success in his four-year stint at the helm of Barcelona, but he insists he should not be considered a "super-trainer" as he attempts to continue his impressive coaching career at the Allianz Arena.
"It’s not easy always having to win. People believe we’ll win 6-0 or 7-0, but that’s just not possible," he told reporters.
"The supporters want more and more and more, but I have only been with the team for six to seven weeks, I need more time. I’m just a normal coach, I’m not some super-trainer."
Bayern suffered a 4-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the DFL-Supercup in Guardiola's first competitive fixture in charge.
The Bavarian club will get their Bundesliga campaign under way against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday.