Guardiola bullishGuardiola cut a contented figure as he answered questions from the assembled media, opening up his press conference with a reiteration of his desire to continue improving the team and add to the three trophies he has already won with the Reds. "Jupp [Heynckes] won the treble and we won the Bundesliga and DFB Cup last season, but I know that for some people, that's not enough. We are under pressure but that's normal, and it's good for the club. For me, the league is the most important competition, but I know how important the Champions League is for the club as well. What I want is [for my team] to play good football and keep improving."
A winter break is nothing new for many of the Bayern players, but for Pepe Reina, who spent eight years in England with Liverpool FC, the trip to Qatar is a nice change of pace. "A break of 18 days is always more than welcome, especially after busy schedules in the last few years," said the 32-year-old. "It's important for everyone to get a lot of rest. The facilities are good, the weather is good and the most important thing is that we get our rhythm and fitness back."