Douglas Costa has made a fine start to life at the German record champions since joining in the summer. - © © gettyimages / Preiss
Douglas Costa has made a fine start to life at the German record champions since joining in the summer. - © © gettyimages / Preiss
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Costa hails 'best coach in the world' Guardiola

FC Bayern München star Douglas Costa has hailed Pep Guardiola as "the best coach in the world" and described the Bundesliga champions as "the biggest club in the world".

“I learn something new every single day working with Pep Guardiola,” the Brazilian winger told German TV channel Sport1. “He is the best coach in the world. Communication with him is excellent and he has been brilliant from the first minute I arrived. It’s great to be able to work with him.”

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'Very well received'

'Müller's a matador'

Despite his success since arriving, embellished by two Bundesliga goals, seven league assists and a further two strikes in the UEFA Champions League, Costa sees no rivalry among the multitude of stars at the record champions. “There’s no competition between players at all when you’re out on the pitch,” Costa said. “I’ve never seen as good a team spirit as there is here. Whether Thomas [Müller], Franck [Ribery] or I play, the only thing that counts is that the team is successful. Bayern is the biggest club in the world and has so many good players.”

One of Bayern’s stars to make a particular impression on the Brazilian, however, has been Müller. “He’s a matador,” said Costa, laughing. “Can you say that? Anyway, he always scores, he always set up goals and he’s a free spirit. He’s a really creative player and a great guy to have around.”

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'It's surreal'