Pep Guardiola sent his congratulations to Bayern Munich for winning the FIFA Club World Cup last night. The former Bayern boss also challenged Hansi Flick and his team to a “battle of the sextuples” after they matched his record of winning six straight trophies with Barcelona in 2009.
The Bundesliga giants beat Mexico side Tigres UANL 1-0 to lift the FIFA Club World Cup, making it their sixth trophy in less than nine months. The victory made them only the second team in history to win the sextuple.
And Guardiola congratulated Bayern for their incredible achievement, and challenged Flick and his side to a “seventh title” showdown.
In a video shared by the official Bayern Munich Twitter account, the Manchester City boss said: “Big congratulations to all the Bayern family for this incredible success, to be the Club World Cup champions and especially to win six titles.”
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Guardiola added, “We are so proud, I am so proud, a big congratulations for everyone, especially Hansi [Flick], the players and the backroom staff for this amazing thing. But I would like to say to Hansi that you are the second team to win the six titles in a row!”
He continued, “Before you, there was another team, Barcelona… so maybe I can call Messi and company and we can play for the seventh title? Tell me when and where and we will be there!”
The last nine months have seen Bayern win the league trophy, both domestic cups, Super Cup, and the Champions League trophy. And Flick was ecstatic with his side’s success.
He said: “Congratulations to my team. They have completed a historical feat, they have won six titles in one season. Even for the successful club that is FC Bayern Munich, this was the most successful season ever.”
He concluded, “The team played outstandingly. The win was never in danger, we dominated and deservedly won the final. We were all at the limit, the same goes for me at the touchline. The match against Tigres was on eye-level, even though we dominated. They deserved to be in this final.”