Guardiola: I can't win the treble every year

The former Barcelona coach has aired his frustration at a lack of respect for the Bavarians and played down their Champions League disappointment

Pep Guardiola says it’s unrealistic for people to expect him to win the treble with Bayern Munich and repeated his desire to stay at the club.

The coach has been criticised for the Bavarians’ exit from the Champions League semi-finals at the hands of Barcelona and being knocked out of the DFB-Pokal on penalties at the same stage by Borussia Dortmund.

But the Spaniard has hit back at the expectancy at the club as a result of predecessor Jupp Heynckes’ treble success in 2013.

“If Bayern Munich are looking for a coach that has to win the treble every year then I’m not the one they want,” he told reporters at a press conference on Friday. “I’m not good enough to do that.

“I’ve learnt that people talk too much here, my advice to my critics is to calm down. They should have more respect for the German champions.

“The Champions League might be the greatest crown in club football but, for us, winning the Bundesliga is the most important thing and we did that.”

Guardiola will be hoping Bayern can arrest a run of four consecutive defeats in domestic matches since they were crowned champions of Germany at the Allianz Arena against mid-table Mainz on Saturday.

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