Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014

Bayern Munich playmaker Toni Kroos has hailed the influence of manager Pep Guardiola on the team, explaining the Spaniard has "different ideas" to other coaches.

The former Barcelona manager, who took charge of the Bavarians last year, has nurtured a winning habit which is being reflected in their performances this year.

Having already managed to win the German league for the second consecutive year, the Munich giants are now aiming for a Champions League double thanks their quality football. And much is down to Guardiola.

"He has different ideas from other coaches", Kroos, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United, said via UEFA.


The 24-year-old also believes that his team have flexible players to adapt to any role they are given on the field. This, he feels, allows him to play his own way of football.

"We have flexible players and I enjoy that because it fits in with my own way of playing.

"When we lose the ball we're told to retrieve it in the following three to five seconds.

"That's the case for every player – you have to run the extra yards", Kroos added.

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