Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has attempted to dampen expectations ahead of his first season at the club.
The German side won the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal last season, losing just three games in all competitions under the guidance of Jupp Heynckes.
Despite their unprecedented success in 2012-13, Heynckes stepped down at the end of the season, and was replaced by former Barcelona coach Guardiola.
And, despite the 42-year-old having built up a sizeable reputation during his trophy-laden spell in Catalunya, he has insisted fans should not expect Bayern to somehow improve on last season’s incredible achievements.
“It’s not easy always having to win. People believe we’ll win six or seven nil, but that’s just not possible,” he said.
“The supporters want more and more and more, but I have only been with the team for six to seven weeks, I need more time. I’m just a normal coach, I’m not some super trainer.”
Bayern suffered a 4-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the DFL Super Cup in Guardiola’s first competitive fixture in charge.
The Bavarian club will get their Bundesliga campaign under way against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday.
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