Guardiola not worried by lack of goals

FC Bayern München manager Pep Guardiola claims he is not concerned by his side’s lack of goals in recent weeks because they have been focusing on their defence.

The Bavarians have won their last three consecutive matches 1-0, including the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Benfica on Tuesday, and Guardiola reveals he was aiming to avoid a repeat of their game against Juventus in the previous round in which they went two goals behind before recovering to win 4-2 in extra time.

“I do not know [why Bayern are scoring less goals]. It was most important against Benfica that we prevent what happened against Juventus,” he said.

“We did not want that. It would have been dangerous. Sometimes you control a little more, I wanted to.”

Bayern have an opportunity to move eight points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table when they take on VfB Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday and Guardiola is intent on keeping up the pressure on their rivals.

“We cannot wait for Dortmund to give us the title, we cannot wait for the other teams. We have to win the title,” he added.

“This season we have to win our games to defend the title [rather than rely on others]. We cannot wait for a Dortmund defeat. I am sure Dortmund will win in Schalke.”

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