The best is yet to come, says Lahm

The Bayern Munich defender is confident that his team-mates will build on their treble-winning season and bring a new era of success to the Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich skipper Philipp Lahm says his side are yet to reach their potential, despite their historic treble-winning 2012-13 campaign.

The Bavarians won the Bundesliga by a record 25 points and capped their triumph with victory in the DFB-Pokal and Champions League finals.

However, the Germany captain believes their season is the start of a successful era, which incoming coach Pep Guardiola will oversee.

"For me, the best thing is that I'm convinced that these three titles signal not an end, but a beginning," he told Suddeutsche Zeiting.

"We have an outstanding squad, we have top characters in the team, great mentality and we're almost all under long-term contracts.

"The team will stay together and be added to and the club is great. And a world-class coach is coming.

"It's exactly what we want. We're about to start a memorable era. Our best years are ahead of us. As strange as that sounds."

Lahm went on to say that his side's failure to win the 2012 Champions League final to Chelsea only served to make them stronger and all the more determined.

"I have rarely experienced it in my career," he added. "The shared mourning and the pain welded together the team. The team has shown that since day one."