Bayern duo blast Magath
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich duo Luico and Roque Santa Cruz have hit out at coach Felix Magath.Bayern Munich duo Lucio and Roque Santa Cruz have hit out at coach Felix Magath.
The German giants have made an indifferent start to the new season with critics rounding on the team after their 4-1 thumping at Bayer Leverkusen last weekend.
Brazilian defender Lucio endured a miserable return to his old club being substituted in the defeat and he has warned Magath he is not happy at being taken off.
"If that happens again Magath's going to have a problem," said Lucio.
"I'm not a player to be substituted."
Magath is not worried about Lucio's threat and believes he was justified in replacing the central defender.
"If he doesn't play well and makes mistakes, then he's right about the fact that I've got a problem," said Magath.
"If I can vaguely remember, we were losing 4-0 when he came off and at the end we only lost 4-1. But I guess I really don't know anything."
Meanwhile, Santa Cruz has accused Magath of stifling the side's creativity since taking over from Ottmar Hitzfeld in the summer.
"It seems that nice moves, a little dribble or run forward with the ball under control are not exactly things which please the coach," said Santa Cruz.
"But I'm not going to change my attitude. I'm not going to start kicking opponents or throwing myself to the ground just to please this person (Magath)."