Guardiola eager for 'special' DFB-Pokal success

The Spaniard was delighted with his side's 5-0 rout of Bert van Marwijk's struggling outfit on Wednesday which sealed their spot in the last four
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said he was eager for "special" DFB-Pokal success after his side thrashed Hamburg 5-0 in Wednesday's quarter-final.

A hat-trick from Mario Manduzkic and goals from Dante and Arjen Robben secured a commanding win for the holders against Bert van Marwijk's strugglers, and Guardiola admits his sights are firmly set on defending the trophy in Berlin on May 17.

"I'm happy with the performance of my team, we played very well," Guardiola told Bayern's official website after the match.

"It's the first time I've been in the DFB-Pokal - many people have told me how beautiful it is in Berlin, and now we are only a step away. This is something special for me.

"At the start we had a few problems, but after 2-0 it was a little easier for us."

Bayern will face Kaiserslautern in the semi-finals on April 15 or 16.