Guardiola: Winning title the most beautiful

Pep Guardiola said he was ready for the traditional beer shower on the eve of Bayern Munich's final German Bundesliga match, to celebrate the Bavarian club's 24th league title.

"I know it's a big tradition and I like traditions," the Spaniard said. "If the players want to do it, they can do it. In any case, I don't have any hair!"

Bayern in fact wrapped up the Bundesliga title on 25 March, with the home match against Stuttgart on Saturday bringing the curtain down on a season which saw Bayern crash out of the UEFA Champions League semi-final 5-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid.

"Maybe for many people it's only another title, but for me it's a first in Bavaria," Guardiola said. "And it's the most beautiful. We beat Chelsea (for the UEFA SuperCup) and won in Marrakesh (to take the FIFA Club World Cup title). But be it in Spain, Italy or elsewhere, winning the championship is the most important."

Surprised to learn that he would have to make a speech from the mayor's balcony later Friday, Guardiola joked: "If it's short, it won't be a problem."

Also lying ahead for Bayern, the former Barcelona coach stressed, was the DfB-Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund in Berlin on 17 May.

"We've mulled over a few things for a day or two after the defeat by Real, but we've since focused on the Cup," the 43-year-old said.