Bayern Munich eye treble after winning Bundesliga in record time
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is eyeing a defence of last season's treble after the Bavarian giants won the Bundesliga title in record time
Berlin: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is eyeing a defence of last season's treble after the Bavarian giants won the Bundesliga title in record time.
Bayern Munich's players celebrate with the Bundesliga title. Pic/AFP
Their 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin on Tuesday crowned Bayern as German champions for the 24th time with a record seven matches to spare as Guardiola claimed his third trophy in nine months since taking charge in Munich.
Bayern partied in until the early hours yesterday, but preparations for Saturday's league match at home to Hoffenheim and Tuesday's Champions League clash at Manchester United will start promptly today.
Bayern became Germany's first team to win the treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles last season under Guardiola's predecessor Jupp Heynckes and the Spaniard is eager to repeat the feat.
"What Jupp Heynckes did last year is unique in history and is very difficult to do, but we will try it, of course," said the 43-year-old Guardiola who won 14 of 19 titles in four seasons as Barcelona coach.
The Spaniard has already claimed three of a possible five titles this season with the Bundesliga, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup secured, but the German Cup and Champions League titles still up for grabs.
Number of trophies Pep Guardiola has lifted in his nine months at Bayern Munich