Football: Club world champions Bayern eye more titles

Football: Club world champions Bayern eye more titles
Coach Pep Guardiola

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Coach Pep Guardiola has already targeted more silverware for Bayern Munich next year after the European champions claimed their fifth title of 2013 by lifting the Club World Cup.

Bayern's 2-0 win over Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca in Saturday's final in Marrakech came at a canter with goals by Brazil's Dante and Spain's Thiago Alcantara in the first 22 minutes.

The Bavarians now go on a two-week holiday before their winter breaking training camp starts in Qatar in January as Guardiola looks to fine-tune his all-conquering squad.

"Five titles in one year is a great achievement for Bayern," said Guardiola, who took charge in June having won 14 titles in four years as Barcelona coach.

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

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

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

This was the third time Guardiola has won the Club World Cup after his 2009 and 2011 successes with Barcelona.

But for his Bayern players, the title of 'club world champions' is a welcome novelty.

"We are pleased to be club world champions, it's a perfect end to an excellent year and a great reward for the way we played," said Thomas Mueller.

"You can't get much better in a calendar year."

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