A young Manchester City came back from 0-2 down to defeat Bayern Munich 3-2 in the International Champions Cup at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday – and Arjen Robben for one was not happy about it.
For the young Cityzens it left their fans with a positive view of the future as Pep Guardiola explained at the press conference afterwards.
Hear what the veteran Bayern wide-man and the City boss had to say below.
While Javi Martinez and Joshua Zirkzee got on the scoresheet for Niko Kovac’s side, the highlight was – a stunning Renato Sanches free-kick that ended up in the back of the net.
And if you still haven’t seen it yet, you can watch below how the 20-year old youngster blasted the ball into the PSG net.
Colombia creator James moved to Munich last summer after falling out of favour under then-Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, but reports in Spain have suggested that Zidane’s departure from the club this summer could facilitate a return, with new manager Julen Lopetegui said to be keen to recall the player.
However, the Colombian’s agent said earlier this week that there is no option for either team to terminate the loan agreement early.
And Rummenigge poured cold water on the speculation as well, saying: “Lots of rumours that emanate from Spain are not true.
“The contract situation of the player is well known to everyone.
“James will definitely play for us this season, and I expect him to play for Bayern beyond that.”
The 27-year-old playmaker enjoyed a good debut season for the Bundesliga champions, scoring eight goals and adding 13 assists across 39 appearances.
Rummenigge also denied that Bayern have an agreement in place to sign French defender Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart, contrary to speculation during the 22-year-old’s starring run in the World Cup.