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Pep Guardiola: I am 100 percent committed to Bayern Munich

Pep Guardiola has remained silent on his trip to Amsterdam during a prematch news conference in Munich on Friday.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf spotted the outgoing Bayern Munich coach with Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain in Amsterdam on Tuesday, where they reportedly discussed their plans for the 2016-2017 season when the Catalan will be in charge of the Citizens.

Asked about the meeting with Begiristain during his news conference for the Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen, Pep Guardiola refused to go into details and insisted that he is still entirely focused on his tasks at FC Bayern Munich.

"My energy is at FC Bayern Munich," Guardiola said. "From my first day to my last day here. 100 percent. My focus is on FC Bayern Munich.

"I have learned a lot here. I learned to defend in a different way. In Germany they are the masters of the counter attack, they can reach the box in five or six seconds. I have learned different ways to attack and I am grateful."

A defeat at Dortmund would further complicate the uneasy relationship between Pep Guardiola and the higher-ups at Bayern Munich.
Pep Guardiola met with Manchester City's Txiki Begiristain in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the club's CEO, earlier this week already said that he has no issues with Guardiola making plans for his Manchester City future.

"Pep Guardiola still does an incredible job here every day. He's as focused as on his first day and it's his business what he does on his free day," Rummenigge said, adding that it would be "naïve to assume that he will only begin [working his future] after June 30."

Part of Pep Guardiola's future could be Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, whose agent and uncle was also spotted in Amsterdam by De Telegraaf.

But Guardiola refused to answer questions about a possible transfer of the Germany international, who is set to enter the final year of his Dortmund contract in the summer.

He said: "I am not the right person to talk to about transfers."


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