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Guardiola: 'This Team Needs to Be Improved'
Bundesliga.com, January 7th, 2014 11:21AM

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Top of the Bundesliga by seven points and going strong in both the German Cup and UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich, which is defending all three of those titles, is well on track to win even more silverware this season and perhaps establish itself as the greatest German club team in history. Yet coach Pep Guardiola is not satisfied. "We want to have even more control, even more of the ball," the man who led Barcelona to a record 14 trophies over three seasons said from Bayern’s winter camp in Doha, Qatar. "This team needs to be improved. That's the best mentality you can have."

Guardiola noted that the games will be coming thick and fast once the Bundesliga resumes play from its long winter break on Jan. 24th, which is one reason why the Spaniard is looking forward to welcoming back injured veteran duo Bastien Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben. “It's very important for me personally to have my vice-captain here," Guardiola said of Schweinsteiger. "I know how important he is for the team, the whole club and for German soccer. We have three weeks before our first game and I hope that both can play against [Borussia] Mönchengladbach."

Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer noted that the reigning Treble winner has six away games in its first eight matches back from winter break. "We're going to have to be on track as quickly as possible," the former Germany midfielder noted. Included in those away games are trips to Hamburg in the German Cup and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in the UCL.

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