Guardiola can't criticize Dortmund, says Watzke

Wed 14 April 2021 | 18:43

The Dortmund director is angry at what Pep Guardiola has said about them spending big money on players and their agents.


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, there has been a heated argument between Pep Guardiola and Watzke. The Spanish manager claimed that Dortmund has spent big money on players and their agents to bring them. His point was to mention that Dortmund can cause them problems but Watzke has responded to Guardiola.

"In the last five years they [City] have spent nearly €1bn (£870m/$1.2bn) on new players,"

the 61-year-old told

BBC Sport


"In five years. Who has the possibility to make this? He has not to criticise other clubs.

"[Dortmund's strategy] is working fantastic but it is difficult to develop a team with it because after two or three years, these young players, if they perform very, very well, like Erling Haaland or Jadon Sancho, then the biggest clubs in Europe want to buy them. This is the only way for Borussia Dortmund.

"Dortmund is not a club where you must have big visions because you don't have big money.

"If I had money like other clubs, who can spend €1bn in five or 10 years on the team, then you can have visions. What I want to have for the next years is that we get the status to be one of the best 10 or 12 clubs in Europe and normally to win some titles in Germany."

source: SportMob