BAYERN ARE READY

Having already secured the Bundesliga title, some players of Bayern Munich and even the coach himself Pep Guardiola have stated that the league has now taken a lower level of importance and this was evident when Bayern Munich played against Augsburg and suffered a 0-1 defeat.

Pep Guardiola has defended his decision of fielding players which aren’t usually in his starting lineup as the former Barcelona coach announced that he is now taking into more consideration, the Champions League than anything else.
"If this had been important, then Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben would all have been here. The Bundesliga is over, that's in Bayern's museum already and is staying there. We tried to win and fought hard, but you can't always win in football and we've got to accept that.
"Now we've got to prepare for our final against Manchester United as soon as possible. It’s a final, a life or death match.” Guardiola said.

Guardiola’s decision to rest some of his key players is not settling down well with some clubs and coaches but considering that Bayern Munich has already secured the league title and have to face off against Manchester United for the 2nd leg of the Champions League, it may be the best decision despite the recent series of negative backlash.
Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos defended Guardiola's team selection, saying it was "only normal that you do it when you're already champions".

He added: "It just didn't work out. We want to win every game even Saturday's. It doesn't mean we just gift games."
Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manuel Neuer, David Alaba were the key players that Guardiola decided to play against Augsburg while the others had to be rested.

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