Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said that the crisis between Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane, the Bayern Munich duo, could make the German giants more dangerous in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, the day after tomorrow, Wednesday.
Senegalese Mane was punished with a heavy fine and missed the 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga after assaulting teammate Sani after losing 3-0 to City in the first leg of the Champions League last week.
In response to a question about the possibility that the previous dispute could cause an uprising in Bayern, Guardiola told reporters, "Absolutely."
The Spanish coach, who coached Bayern from 2013 to 2016, added, "Sometimes you need a problem for the team to unite more. It is not a weakness for the team, but rather a strength."
He continued, "I can imagine the situation against City, it will be the best performance for Bayern Munich on Wednesday."
Although City had a 3-goal advantage, Guardiola confirmed that it would be dangerous to return to defense.
The Spanish coach explained, "We will see if we can play similar to the match at home and show great courage at our level. We are able to do many good things and so can the opponent. I want a team looking to win the match. I know how things are in front of Bayern. We will suffer a lot if we do not take." The initiative".