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Pep Guardiola: We'll be back even stronger next season

Pep's already targeting next season.

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After Bayern Munich's season ending victory over Mainz 05, Pep Guardiola left a threat lingering in the air for other European clubs to contemplate over the summer.

Pep Guardiola: "Congratulations to the team, my staff and our fans. They've supported us brilliantly, especially against Barcelona. We'll be back even stronger next season with the best-possible squad. We always have to keep going."

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the goal on the day that put the match away on the day. Perspective, something that has been missing form some FC Bayern fans looking at the 2015-16 season, is not lost on Schweinsteiger.

Bastian Schweinsteiger: "It's been a very good season. We've won the league for the third time in a row, which doesn't just happen automatically. It's the first time for me in fact. In the Champions League we lost it in the last ten minutes against Barcelona, otherwise we might have made the final in that competition too. We know how it unfolded in the cup. We were close to making both finals. Taking into account all the injuries, we've done very well overall."

Philipp Lahm, like most captains, understands exactly ho much work went into making this Bayern team the champions of the Bundesliga, and he doesn't want anyone to attempt and play it down.

Philipp Lahm: "It's still very special indeed when you're top of the pile after 34 matches. It can never be taken for granted. A lot of work goes into it. The team deserves it."

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