Thiago hoping to remain at Bayern as he aims to win Champions League

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The Spaniard is fit and raring to go after returning from an ankle injury and says he is enjoying life with the German champions

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara insists that he is happy at the Allianz Arena and fully focused on helping the club win the European Cup for the sixth time in their history.

The 27-year-old sustained a torn ligament in his right ankle during Bayern's German Cup win against Rodinghausen at the end of October and was sidelined for the following month.

Thiago returned to training on November 28 following a successful recovery and came on as a late substitute during Bayern's 2-1 win at Werder Bremen last Saturday.

The Spanish playmaker is now looking forward to regular playing time over the winter period and he told Goal and Spox that he is in optimum condition.

"I am well and I am working on playing as much as possible," said Thiago.

He went on to discuss his future plans, confessing that he has no desire to leave the club anytime soon having 'matured' as a player during his five-year spell in Bavaria.

"I've matured here, gained important experience and the opportunity to enjoy football more," he added.

"Life is made up of stages and, of course, some more years can be added to this stage."

Next up for the Bundesliga champions is a home league clash against Nurnberg on Saturday, before their final Champions League group stage encounter against Ajax four days later.

Niko Kovac's men are already safely through to the knockout phase and sit top of Group E ahead of the Dutch giants, but they will need to secure at least a point in Amsterdam to qualify in first place.

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Thiago has stated his desire to win the competition this season after falling agonisingly short in recent years.

"We did not have luck on our side against Real and Atletico in recent years," he continued.

"But we keep going, we really want that title, even though we know how difficult it will be."

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