Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola on Monday hailed his unbeaten German Bundesliga side this season as playing much better than their title-winning season last term.
Guardiola, who took over from Juup Heynckes for the start of the 2013/14 season, lead Bayern to win the Bundesliga title with a record seven matches remaining last season.
And now the Bavarians have opened up a seven-point lead at the summit of the current league table after a 4-0 league win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, and are already through to the knockout round of the UEFA Champions’ League with two games to spare.
“The results show that we are on the right path. We’re constantly progressing and we’re playing better than last year at the same period,” said the Spaniard, whose side are on an unbeaten 17-match run in all competitions.
He added: “We’re a little better because we’re playing more and we’re running less. (The players) are always mentally ready.”
But the former Barcelona boss admitted that his team still does not play as he would like and can “still improve a lot of small details”. He would also like to take advantage of the international break “to analyse what we have done well and what we can improve”.