Guardiola: Only treble enough is for Bayern

The Spaniard is feeling the pressure ahead of the quarter-final decider with Porto on Tuesday as he realises the Bavarians are expected to win it all

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged that Bayern Munich must win the treble for their 2014-15 season to be considered a success.

The Allianz Arena side are on the verge of clinching the Bundesliga title, while they also made it to the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal earlier this month after seeing off Bayer Leverkusen.

However, they are in danger of Champions League elimination after losing the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Porto 3-1.

Guardiola has since received his fair share of criticism, yet the former Barcelona boss is not surprised considering the high expectations around the Bavarians.

“I know at which club I am working. I am well aware of the expectations at a club like Bayern,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by Bild.

“I know that winning the Bundesliga title will not be enough. I also know that winning the DFB Pokal on top of that will not be enough.

“Because this is Bayern Munich. Only the treble will suffice at this stage.”

Bayern last won the treble under Jupp Heynckes in 2012-13, when they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League final.

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