Guardiola: I expected Lahm to score a hat-trick

The versatile defender was in fine form during the win over Bremen but the Spaniard joked that he could have contributed even more

Pep Guardiola joked that he expected two-goal hero Philipp Lahm to score a hat-trick in Bayern Munich’s 6-0 Bundesliga win over Werder Bremen.

The 30-year-old opened the scoring in the 20th minute before doubling his personal tally in the 79th minute to score his first-ever double, with Mario Gotze (2), Thomas Muller and Xabi Alonso finding the net as well.

“I must admit that I am a bit disappointed with Philipp,” Guardiola said at a press conference.

“I expected him to get a hat-trick…

“Of course, I am delighted for Philipp and I am proud to be his coach.”

Meanwhile, the former Germany captain himself has admitted that he is unlikely to net a double again in the future.

“I don’t know whether this will be the last time I score twice in one game, but I think that’s very likely…”

Lahm had netted just 11 goals in 412 official appearances for Bayern ahead of the win over Bremen.

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