Footballers Who Played for Both Guardiola and Klopp

Footballers Who Played for Both Guardiola and Klopp

The contention between Jurgen Klopp and Enthusiasm Guardiola is quite possibly of the most enamoring storyline in present day football. These two strategic brains have reclassified going after football and their fights on the touchline have reliably delivered super charged experiences. Yet, for a chosen handful players, the battlefronts have been obscured.

Here, iLOTBET dig into five footballers who have had the one of a kind encounter of playing under both Klopp and Guardiola.

Mario Gotze
Mario Gotze’s vocation direction has been a rollercoaster. Under Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, he bloomed into a generational ability, scoring 31 objectives and enlisting 45 aids only 116 games. They lifted the Bundesliga title two times and the DFB Pokal once. Be that as it may, his transition to Bayern Munich under Guardiola demonstrated testing. Gotze later conceded to battling with Guardiola’s correspondence style, featuring the differentiating approaches of the two supervisors.

“Pep Guardiola was in fact quite possibly of the best mentor, [playing under him was a] colossal advancement. However, I had the inclination that he thinks just on the pitch and leaves out individuals and the outside. The sympathy was not so large. It was difficult for me, since I came from Kloppo, who was like a footballing father. Energy was the finished contrast. A top notch mentor needs sympathy, each competitor is likewise human and ought to consolidate both [tactics and empathy].”

Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri delighted in prize accomplishment at Bayern Munich under Guardiola, bringing home four championships. In any case, his playing time was restricted, and he later communicated his inclination for a more open style of the board, indicating Guardiola’s emphasis on strategies over individual connections. At Liverpool, in the English Chief Association, under Klopp, Shaqiri found his specialty as an effect substitute, contributing eight objectives and nine aids 63 appearances. He flourished under Klopp’s more compassionate methodology, winning four prizes as a significant crew part.

“He is an excellent mentor as far as what occurs on the pitch, however his correspondence was not very great to me. Guardiola doesn’t go on and on about this [leaving players out]. He doesn’t tell the players why. Obviously, at times that is challenging for a player, particularly when you are functioning admirably and preparing great – and particularly when he talks around the media and says ‘He is great. He is the best player.'”

Thiago Alcantara
Thiago Alcantara has encountered the most ideal scenario. He was important for Guardiola’s notable Barcelona side, winning a stunning 17 prizes. He later rejoined with Guardiola at Bayern Munich. Thiago transparently appreciates Guardiola’s training strategies, applauding his capacity to spur players during misfortunes. While wounds have hampered his time at Liverpool under Klopp, he has still added four prizes to his bureau, exhibiting his adaptability under the two directors.

Ilkay Gundogan
Ilkay Gundogan bloomed into an elite focal midfielder under Guardiola at Manchester City. His self-restraint, control, and it were instrumental in City’s 2023 high pitch to goalscoring danger. He scored north of 100 objectives and helps under Guardiola, surpassing his experience with Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, where he won three prizes and came to the 2013 UEFA Champions Association last. Guardiola’s strategic framework appears to have opened Gundogan’s maximum capacity.

“Pep has such a major mystique that you naturally make an honest effort when you’re out on the preparation field. At the point when you’re not 100 percent he’s ready to awaken you rapidly.”

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski stays a power of nature. He flourished under Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, scoring 102 objectives in 186 appearances, winning four prizes. However his experience with Guardiola at Bayern Munich was more limited (two years), he actually got 67 objectives and lifted three prizes. Lewandowski has freely recognized the effect of the two supervisors, featuring Guardiola’s capacity to hoist players.

“As I would like to think, Energy Guardiola improves pretty much every player, so everybody can see himself as fortunate to prepare under him.”