Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has expressed his pleasure after guiding the team to a seventh successive Bundesliga title. The Bavarian giants had a tough contest with Borussia Dortmund through the season and ultimately, it came to the final gameweek where a comfortable victory over Eintracht Frankfurt sealed the league title.
Speaking to Bundesliga.com, Kovac said: "I'd like to thank my team and our fans, we've achieved great things. We were nine points adrift in autumn, so warm congratulations to my lads. I'm completely happy but also exhausted, and I hope we can build on it next week. We knew SGE needed every point, and we also knew Dortmund were in front at half-time. We were glad when we restored the lead, and then, in light of Frankfurt's exhausting season, it was clear we'd get space, and we used it very well."
Bayern have not enjoyed the best of seasons under the tenure of Kovac but they have nonetheless maintained the consistency of winning the Bundesliga. Moreover, the final league game against Frankfurt offered them the chance to offer a perfect send-off for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, who both came off the bench to score during the 5-1 thumping of Frankfurt.
The Bavarian outfit are now scheduled to face RB Leipzig in the final of the DFB Pokal Cup and they have the chance to secure their first domestic double in three seasons. Judging by the momentum, they should be favourites but Leipzig are bound to make things difficult, considering they possessed the best defence during the recently concluded league campaign.
Meanwhile, Robben, Ribery and Rafinha are due to part ways with the club when their contracts expire during the summer and their departures could trigger a spending spree during the summer. Bayern have already wrapped up the services of Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard from Atletico Madrid and Stuttgart respectively.