Guardiola: Bundesliga tougher to win than UCL

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola and his Hannover counterpart Tayfun Korkut gave plenty of food for thought at their re-match press conferences on Friday.

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Guardiola, fresh from his side's 2-0 win in the Champions League at Arsenal on Tuesday, had an appetising anecdote for the difference between the two competitions

"The Champions League is like eating a fine meal in a nice restaurant," Guardiola said. "The Bundesliga, however, is more like a pizza or a hamburger every day.

"The Champions League is the more prestigious title, but the most important and hardest is the Bundesliga."

With those remarks reaching Hanover in fast-food time, Korkut had his answer ready for Guardiola.

"We're getting the pizza and burgers ready, only we're going to decide what ingredients to use," he said.

"We're going to make it a very spicy pizza and add a touch of mayonnaise to the burger, so it will be hard for Bayern to digest."

Sitting next to him at a press conference, Hannover's director of sport Dirk Dufner added: "We're going to teach Bayern all about our gourmet cuisine."

Franck Ribery will not be serving up the delectable fare, even though he returned to light training this week.

Mame Diouf is fit to start for Hannover, who are still without Didier Ya Konan, although Korkut still fancies his side's chances of getting a result against a side they have lost to twice already in the league and DFB-Pokal this season.

"Bayern don't have many weaknesses, but we can still do them harm," he said.

"We have the quality and pace to cause them problems."

Nobody has succeeded in beating Bayern in 46 Bundesliga matches, but that does not concern Korkut.

"We mustn't think about that," he said. "They will lose again sooner or later, I'm certain of that."



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