Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says he’s proud of his first season in Germany after guiding the club to their 24th Bundesliga title.
The Spaniard, who succeeded Jupp Heynckes at the end of last season, helped the Bavarians retain the German League title- their fifth in five years. They however failed to clinch a treble of honours like in the previous season, as they were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the last-four.
Bayern won this season’s German championship on 25th March in record time. Guardiola insists domestic success had been his main goal all long.
“I’m happy and very proud of the whole club this season,” Guardiola said. “Maybe for some people it’s just another Bundesliga title but for me it’s my first one.
“It’s the most important title this term.
“Winning your domestic league is always the best title because you have to play week after week.”
The former Barcelona boss says he was ready for the traditional beer shower later on Friday, on the eve of his side’s final match of the season, to celebrate their triumph.
Last season, French midfielder Franck Ribery was infuriated by his teammates’ actions, after he was drenched with a glass of beer during their title celebration.
“I know it’s a big tradition and I like traditions. If the players want to do it, they can do it. In any case, I don’t have any hair!” Guardiola stressed.
Bayern finishes their 2013/14 season with a home match against Stuttgart this weekend and Guardiola revealed Holger Badstuber may play some part in the game after recovering from two serious knee injuries.
“We’re very happy that Badstuber has trained with us again,” he added. “I won’t take any risks with him.
“He might be on the bench.”