Doha - FC Bayern München's first full day of their winter training camp in the Middle East was a busy one indeed, with intensive training sessions, autograph signings and a press conference for head coach Pep Guardiola.

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."