Pep Guardiola: Bayern Munich boss focuses on new goals

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says the European champions must prepare for future challenges following their Club World Cup win.

A 2-0 victory over Morocco's Raja Casablanca in Marrakech on Saturday secured Bayern's fifth title of 2013.

"We are very excited about our achievements, but I am also looking to the future - 2013 is already behind us," said Guardiola.

"I am very pleased for the club and proud of the players and the fans."

Bayern won a domestic double in Germany and the Champions League final at Wembley under the management of Jupp Heynckes, before Guardiola, 42, was appointed in June.

The Spaniard, who won 14 titles in four years at Barcelona, added the Uefa Super Cup to the haul, before goals from Thiago Alcantara and Dante proved enough to secure the club's first World Club Cup.

Guardiola paid tribute to the work of 68-year-old Heynckes, who was informed by the Bundesliga club they did not want to extend his contractexternal-link beyond this summer because of Guardiola's availability.

"In this little amount of time that I have been here they have won those titles because of the great players here and because it is a big club," said Guardiola, whose side sit seven points clear with a game in hand at the top of the German Bundesliga.

"To follow in Jupp's [Heynckes] footsteps - considering what great success they have had.

"Five titles in one year is a great achievement for Bayern.

"Now we have a two-week break, then we come back to take on our next challenges.

"I am very happy for the club it is the first time they have won the Club World Cup.

"It is something that have never won before and now they have it. I am very happy for all the managers of this club and all of the supporters of the club."

Bayern resume their league campaign against Borussia Monchengladbach on 24 January and meet Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League on 19 February.