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Happy to achieve the double: Pep

Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola took his season title tally to four when his team clinched the German Cup on Saturday with a win over Borussia Dortmund to silence critics and complete a domestic double in the Spaniard’s first season in charge.

Former Barcelona coach Guardiola had a tough act to follow when he took over this season following Bayern’s treble-winning campaign under former coach Jupp Heynckes.

“This was a very difficult year for me, my first in Germany. So four titles is good,” he said after their 2-0 Cup win over Dortmund.

Guardiola quickly led Bayern to the Uefa Super Cup and the Club World Cup title when he took over before racing to the quickest ever Bundesliga title with seven games to spare.

“When a team wins the league title then it is already a good season,” Guardiola told reporters. “But we are happy to have achieved the double this season. The German Cup was a big title.”

The Bavarians broke record after record under Guardiola before their air of invincibility and their unbeaten streak in the league, that stretched for over a year and a half, burst after securing the league title.