Video: ICYMI: Eamon Dunphy’s mad story about Pep Guardiola being carried out of a nightclub at 7am by the Bayern Munich players
There has been a great deal of (over) reaction to Bayern Munich’s comprehensive defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League this week, with many pundits prematurely heralding the end of tiki-taka football after just one bad game.
Never ones *ahem* to indulge in hyperbole, the RTE panel discussed why Pep Guardiola got it wrong against Bayern Munich during the week, which led Eamon Dunphy to tell a fairly bizarre tale about Guardiola getting a bit carried away while celebrating Bayern’s Bundesliga triumph, which he felt illustrated that the German giants have taken their eyes off the ball since winning the league.
Although he used the word ‘allegedly’, it was fairly salacious stuff that Dunphy was putting out there on a public forum, especially considering that there was nobody there to challenge the allegations on Pep’s behalf, even if Liam Brady was quite dismissive of his colleague and not for the first time either.
Dunphy even went as far as to say that he thought Franz Beckenbauer, honorary club president and a hugely influential figure at the club, may have been subtly referencing the ‘incident’ when criticising the team after the defeat on Tuesday night.
While it may be true that Bayern have taken their eye off the ball in recent weeks since wrapping up the Bundesliga title earlier than any side in the history of the league, to suggest that Guardiola’s justified (they had just won a league title) celebrations – assuming that Dunphy’s allegations are even true, of course – had a direct effect on Bayern’s form since then, is surely stretching it just a little.
The video above shows Dunphy, Giles and Brady engage in a wide critique of Guardiola’s style at Bayern, but if you want to hear the nightclub story specifically, skip ahead to 5:00.
Just another normal night with Bill and the Holy Trinity in the RTE studio, eh?
Video via YouTube/RTE Sport