Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel are the undisputed kings of coaches in the Bundesliga. Following their 0-0 draw though, it was Pep Guardiola who showed us his intensity and further outlined why he's the best coach in the world. Immediately after the final whistle, Guardiola marched straight up to Joshua Kimmich and began teaching.
An emotional Pep Guardiola and 21-year-old Joshua Kimmich have a post-match chat after the full-time whistle. https://t.co/XrYmePu69s— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 5, 2016
He was animated. He was passionate. He shows the intensity you expect not of an organizer of people, but of the total loon hanging out under the overpass near your house who thinks aliens live in his soup.
Reminder: Pep Guardiola is the most brillaint coach in the world and also a crazy person pic.twitter.com/JpMjFnMYE7— Ryan Cowper (@cowperryan) March 5, 2016
And that's Pep Guardiola's approach to a player who was the (almost) undisputed king of this game. His defensive work in the backline was amazing to behold and he single handedly kept the Dortmund offense from marching on Manuel Neuer's goal on multiple occasions
This was Joshua Kimmich doing everything correct all game long. And still Pep Guardiola needs his players to know that the sky is the limit for them and their abilities. They can always reach for that next level of ability. There is a long litany of Bayern Munich players the last two seasons including most notably David Alaba and Jerome Boateng. Kimmich's rise in recent weeks is further testament to that spirit of perfection and the quality of Guardiola's coaching.
Guardiola on Kimmich: "I love this kid. He has absolutely everything. He wants to learn, has passion. He can do whatever he wants." #BVBFCB— DW Sports (@dw_sports) March 5, 2016
Pep Guardiola reminds us that he's the real deal and while he's not a coach without his faults, he's still probably the best damn coach on this planet.