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Emre Can has no regrets about leaving Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich

Can has no regrets about Guardiola snub
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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can says that he has no regrets about leaving Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich in 2013.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has insisted that he does not regret walking away from Bayern Munich while Pep Guardiola was in charge.

The Germany international opted against staying on for Guardiola's three-year spell at the Allianz Arena, and instead joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2013.

After one season at the club, Can made the move to Liverpool, who paid £10m for the midfielder's services and he has since become a member of Jurgen Klopp's team.

When asked by German newspaper Sport1 if he regrets leaving Bayern, the midfielder said: "No, definitely not. Today you can see that it was the right decision.

"At that time it was like this: Pep Guardiola has come, and I have enjoyed a good preparation [pre-season] under him. Then we had a very, very honest conversation.

"I was very young and it was important for me to play a lot. He told me honestly: 'I cannot guarantee you now that you will play every week'.

"Then I saw the opportunity in Leverkusen. They also played in the Champions League. For many it was a step backwards. But for me it was a step forward because I always played in Leverkusen. Today you can see that it has paid off. I would not say that [Bayern made a mistake]. Whether they have made a mistake, they have to decide for themselves."

Can's future at Anfield remains up in the air as his current contract expires at the end of the season.

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