Hansi Flick has the chance to make history by adding the FIFA Club World Cup to the Allianz Arena trophy cabinet. - © DFL/Getty Images/Matthias Hangst
Hansi Flick has the chance to make history by adding the FIFA Club World Cup to the Allianz Arena trophy cabinet. - © DFL/Getty Images/Matthias Hangst
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Hansi Flick: "Bayern Munich want most successful season possible"

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has his sights set on making yet more history at the club when his side go in search of FIFA Club World Cup glory in Qatar next month.

Having lifted the Bundesliga, DFB Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and German Supercup already this year, Bayern are just a Club World Cup crown away from becoming just the second team in history to lift all six domestic and international club titles in a single season.

Only Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side of 2009 have managed the haul previously and Flick's record-breakers will have the chance to match that feat when their Club World Cup campaign gets underway on 8 February against either host country domestic champions Al Duhail SC (Qatar) or CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly SC (Egypt).

And the 55-year-old tactician is keen to deliver yet more success at the earliest opportunity.

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"It's always the case at Bayern Munich that you want to have the most successful season possible and after the treble, you're obviously looking at the FIFA Club World Cup," Flick told FIFA.com. "We're quite simply motivated to win something else, so we're all obviously really looking forward to the Club World Cup."

Bayern may not be on for a second treble in succession after their surprise DFB Cup exit at the hands of Holstein Kiel but they remain top of the Bundesliga table at the halfway point in the campaign and in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Bayern will be the undoubted pre-tournament favourites to add to their 2013 Club World Cup success when they meet their fellow continental champions, but Flick is well aware that the competition will be fierce.

"We're hoping and aiming to win the tournament, but as is always the case, we mustn't get ahead of ourselves," he added. "We'll be doing everything we can to prepare in the best way possible to realise our ambitions. But first and foremost we have to do our jobs, and then we can see whether we've earned ourselves a reward."

On the other side of the draw, CONCACAF Champions League winners Tigres meet their AFC counterparts Ulsan Hyundai in the quarter-final to earn the right to play either Palmeiras or Santos, who will decide this year's Copa Libertadores trophy at the end of January.