Pep Guardiola: 'Bayern can't beat Real Madrid on current form'

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola admits that his side have "no chance" of defending their Champions League crown if they do not improve on recent form.

Pep Guardiola has conceded that Bayern Munich have "no chance" of beating Real Madrid in the Champions League if they do not improve on their recent form.

The Bavarians have been drawn to play Los Blancos in the semi-finals after bypassing Manchester United, with Chelsea versus Atletico Madrid the other last-four tie.

Having previously gone on a run of 16 victories in 17 matches, Bayern have now won only once in their last five games and Guardiola has admitted that their performances during the last month would not be good enough to see them defend their European title.

"If we play like we have done in the last three league games, we won't be reaching any finals," he told reporters.

"We have to quickly find our form back. We're in a dangerous situation. If we play in Madrid like we have done recently then we have no chance.

"Sometimes a defeat helps to improve a team. But when the focus isn't there, then the head is slow and everything happens a slower. It's been the same training, the same system, the same players."

Guardiola was speaking ahead of Bayern's DFB-Pokal Cup final against Kaiserslautern on Wednesday. The fixture is seven days prior to their semi-final first leg against Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Bayern Munichs midfielder Toni Kroos celebrates scoring the 0-1 goal past Hertha's goalkeeper Thomas Kraft (R) the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha BSC Berlin vs FC Bayern Munich in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on March 25, 2014
Read Next:
Pep: 'Kroos to decide his own future'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

2Atletico MadridAtletico2012712992043
4Real Madrid19105439182135
10Real Betis208393341-827
11Celta Vigo207583327626
12Athletic Bilbao206862322126
14Real Sociedad206683334-124
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2044122244-2216
19Las PalmasLas Palmas2042141647-3114
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account