Pep Guardiola was a proud man as Bayern collected the Bundesliga shield on the final day
Pep Guardiola was a proud man as Bayern collected the Bundesliga shield on the final day

Guardiola: 'A tough league to win'

Munich - FC Bayern München head coach Pep Guardiola paid tribute to the quality of the Bundesliga, while Borussia Dortmund's Jürgen Klopp looked back on a near-perfect day at the office in the capital on the final day of the 2013/14 campaign.

FC Bayern München 1-0 VfB Stuttgart finds out what some of the coaches had to say on Matchday 34...

Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern): I'm delighted. The beer was cold and it stung my eyes, but now I've showered it's fine. The first championship is very special for a Catalan such as myself. For the people here, winning the league after last year's treble is a minor thing. It’s the club's 24th, but it's my first so it's very special. It may have looked easy, but this is a tough league to win.

Huub Stevens (Stuttgart): It was typical the way this game finished - typical of the whole season. I feel really sorry for the lads, they were very well organised throughout. We weren't rewarded for our hard work and that's extremely tough on the lads. It's just something we've experienced all too often this season.

Hertha Berlin 0-4 Borussia Dortmund

Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): I'm really happy with the win. It was a tough game, but we deserved it and won convincingly in the end. We were really motivated to reach the 71-point mark - our third-best points haul in a Bundesliga season. The players all helped Robert Lewandowski to the Torjägerkanone, so it was the perfect day for us.

Jos Luhukay (Hertha): Congratulations to Jürgen Klopp and the Dortmund team. They've achieved a lot this season and I wish them all the best next week back here in the cup. We started well, but Dortmund were clinical and we didn't have the quality to come back at them. We'll work hard in the summer to prepare for the new season so that we're competitive and can enjoy another successful Bundesliga campaign.

FC Schalke 04 4-1 1. FC Nürnberg

Jens Keller (Schalke): I was often mocked when I talked about this team's determination and character, but now I'm incredibly proud. We've finished the season in third place and we've achieved the best Rückrunde points tally in the club's history. I'm incredibly sorry that Nürnberg have been relegated and I hope that the board and management can steer FCN back to the top flight as quickly as possible.

Roger Prinzen (Nürnberg): We hoped to get an equaliser before the break, but instead we pretty much conceded an own goal. After the break, we tried to make sure we got in a few shots or at least put together some decent attacks, but we didn't succeed in doing that and the third goal killed off the game. We were deflated. Schalke deserved to win.

VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): The lads went for it right from the outset, played at a high tempo and got the ball moving well to create goal-scoring chances. I'm very proud of the team. They've been exceptional this season and made fantastic strides forward. We are enjoying every minute, even if it didn't quite work out with us taking fourth place. We can live with fifth spot - we're heading in the right direction and have to stay on course now.

Lucien Favre (Gladbach): I must congratulate my colleague - the win was deserved. We tried to play football, but it was very difficult in the first half. We played quite well in the second half, but we were up against a side that's very strong going forward and effective on the break.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1 SV Werder Bremen

Sascha Lewandowski (Leverkusen): Werder Bremen made things difficult for us for the full 90 minutes, but that's what we expected. As good as Bremen were in the first half, we just didn't play well. It was better in the second half, although we weren't always dangerous enough on the counter. We were on the edge right until the end against a good Bremen side.

Robin Dutt (Bremen): It's too bad that we left empty-handed today, but it was a really good performance on the road. I didn't need to motivate anybody this week. The team worked hard from the first training season and had a good go at Leverkusen from the off. Looking around at the hanging heads, you can tell what the team wanted to achieve here today.