Shaqiri: Everybody wants to beat treble-winning Bayern

The Switzerland international believes no team will fear the reigning German champions, while praising Pep Guardiola's personal approach
Xherdan Shaqiri believes Bayern Munich's successful 2012-13 campaign will only serve as motivation for their rivals to attempt to beat the Bavarians.

Bayern became the first German team in history to win the treble last term, but Shaqiri does not think their dominance will frighten any of the big teams in Europe.

"Not a single big team out there fears another team, so they will not fear Bayern either," Shaqiri was quoted as saying by Bild.

"There's no room for fear in the minds of Europe's best players. Every great player bans fear from his mind.

"Nobody goes onto the pitch thinking 'Oh no, we're playing against Bayern'. It's simply not like that. If anything, they will be even more motivated to beat the treble winners."

The Switzerland international then went on to discuss his relationship with new coach Pep Guardiola and hailed the Spaniard's approach.

"Pep knows exactly how to reach his players and that's a great thing. He transmits to us that he really believes in us and that's crucial.

"He's an incredible motivator and he's a lot of fun. I have little doubt that we will have a great time with him."