Guardiola joy at title triumph: I didn't think Bayern Munich would be so good

The Catalan coach hails the work done by his predecessor, Jupp Heynckes, but says that Philipp Lahm et al have improved in the 10 months since their momentous treble
Pep Guardiola claims that, after clinching the Bundesliga title in record-breaking fashion, Bayern Munich are now an even better side than they were last season.

The Bavarians won a treble under previous coach Jupp Heynckes and were crowned champions of Germany with six rounds of the season remaining.

However, Tuesday's win at Hertha Berlin saw Bayern seal the 2013-14 title with seven games to spare, much to the delight of Guardiola, who freely admits that even he did not expect things to go swell in his first season at the Allianz Arena.

"I am satisfied that we have done it," the former Barcelona boss told Sky. "It's another title for this club and that's important.

"We've had a great season and now we will enjoy it. The Bundesliga is our bread and butter. In the cup competition it is enough to win four, five games to reach the final. In the league you have to work and work every day, every weekend.

"If you see how the boys worked under Jupp Heynckes already last season, they have got even better. That is the result of hard work.

"At the start of a season, you always hope that everything will be good but I wouldn't have thought that it would be this good.

"In the first four, five months, we had a lot of problems and a lot of injuries. Our level wasn't good but the individual quality of the players led to our wins.

"But we became better day by day. We will eat together now and celebrate together. If you have a bit of time, you should enjoy it. Today and tomorrow we are going to celebrate."

Bayern are also on course to win a second successive treble, as they are already through to the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal and the quarter-finals of the Champions League.