Lahm is at the center of Guardiola’s 9 triangles
Pep Guardiola, 43, is doing a fantastic job for the Bavarian giants. It never seemed like an easy job for the former Barca coach, as Bayern won everything on its path last season.
The skipper of Germany and Bayern Munich has been known for his consistent and tremendous performances at the right back. Not anymore. The treble winners have employed Phillip Lahm at the CDM position from where he is dictating the play and initiating attacks. The 30-year-old’s ability and experience and has allowed Pep to apply these tactics.
The manager who has previously worked with Messi, Iniesta and Xavi has labelled Lahm as "the most intelligent player he has ever worked with".
This is the picture from the European champion’s 2-0 win over Gladbach. Lahm is at the center of Pep’s 9 triangles.
In the role of holding midfield, the player is able to use his leadership skills better. He is now able to intercept play and distribute the ball in the right direction.